Future was invited by Nicole Monks from Black and White Creative to collaborate
on a new wall mural for the Redfern Community Centre. Working alongside artist
and elder Chica Madden, we translated his story into a CNC routed timber wall
which, subtly diffused the imagery as you moved past it.
Rock art from the Eastern suburbs area and Chica Madden's artwork on pottery
was traced and formed the outlines of the embedded imagery. Where each line of
artwork intersected a vertical element, the material was indented in order to
emphasis each image. The natural timber colour edging was accentuated against
the stark black background making the outlined imagery pop out and the
tessellated surface reflected the transformative effect that time and
environment has on the natural sandstone.
The project was set up as a parametric model so that any changes to the imagery
could be made and the 3D model and associated nested sheets would automatically
Collaborators: Black and White Creative; Chica Madden