Sam Sheppard – Design Canberra Festival

Sam Sheppard
Past event Free event

Sam Sheppard

found and carved timber, stain, woodchip, charcoal

Responding to the destruction of the Black Summer with hope, this piece serves as a symbol of natures’ durability and its fragility. This stump of a burnt-out tree has been implanted into the urban space and revivified; an emissary of our surrounding bushlands. Its black surfaces mark us, and its regrowth continues over the life of the work, reminding us of the potential, and the impetus for systemic and personal transformation.

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.