The Scar Tree
The inspiration: what is a scar tree?Scarred trees are trees, often red gum or box gum, which have had bark removed by indigenous Australians. The bark was used for making canoes, shields, shelters and containers such as coolamons. The bark was removed by making deep cuts in a tree with a stone pickaxe or another similar tool.
Celebrating local historiesIn this case, the sculpture is representative of the scar trees that have provided materials, sustenance, community and heritage to the Wurundjeri tribe in the area known as the City of Casey.
Shard Planters throughout the shopping centre. These function practically as planters while introducing a sculptural feature element to the space.