Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
  • Pythonosaurus
  • 2008
  • Galvanised wire
  • 60cm x 60cm x 3000cm
  • Cottesloe Beach, Perth Western, Australia. Private collection.

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia

Pythonosaurus 

The snake is a creature to beware of. But what of a giant prehistoric knitted carpet python, wrapped around a tree basking in the sun at the beach?

This is the first large scale piece done for public exhibition, being 30 metres long with a girth of 60 centimetres and took me over two months to make. He now has a home at a private residence in rural Western Australia just east of York next to an aboriginal well. His new owner regularly rearranges him, which is no mean feat considering the size.

This work won the $10,000 National Bank Sculptors’ Scholarship at the 2008 Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea judged by Gary Dufour and Greg Johns.