Colour in Your Life featured artist Garth Lena appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Three (3)
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Graeme visited a very talented sculptor and wood carver by the name of Garth Lena. This episodes shows the stages that Garth uses to create an echidna from raw tree material.
Garth Lena is a Minjunbul sculptor from Fingal Heads in Northern NSW who works with wood, steel, clay and tree bark. In 2006 Lena was awarded the NSW Parliament House Indigenous Art Prize, after having only taken up his art practice in 2000.
“My ancestry is both aboriginal and South Sea Islander. My art reflects my origins but is not restricted by it. I am interested in modern interpretations rather than traditional forms.
My artwork is a way I see of keeping in touch with my land. I work from old stories and try to bring them into today’s times.”
– Garth Lena
You can contact Garth directly via this website at http://www.aboriginalartdirectory.com/artists/garthlena
Original Air Date: 19th September 2011