Astra Parker’s forms of mild steel and Adelaide Granite are derived from a fascination with species regeneration, life cycle and the interdependence of natural forms.
Her sculptures embody patterns of growth and cycles of regeneration existing within life forms and interpret processes of seed germination, cell division and the release of new life.
She considers the creation, or self-replication of seeds and cells and their predetermined biological blueprint and external environment changes in the generation of new life.
This is reflected in the making processes of the work in finding the relationship of one part to another and how each fits within the greater whole.
This exhibition is the result of an opportunity created by the Hahndorf Academy in collaboration with the Heysen Sculpture Biennial and in support of the arts in our community.