Monika Bayer chisels away at her sculpture of a turtle at Leslie Park during Saturday.
Monika Bayer chisels away at her sculpture of a turtle at Leslie Park during Saturday.

Sculptures taking shape

TO some, a piece of stone is a creation patiently waiting to be set free from its mineralcocoon.

Saturday marked the first day when all 14 sculptors descended on Leslie Park as part of the BioConcepts Sculpture Symposium.

Sculptor Monika Bayer, from Toowoomba, said there were two basic approaches when using stone as your artistic medium.

“Some get inspiration from the block, the grains and the texture,” she said.

“You look at it and see what's in there, but sometimes it's a pre-determined concept.

“You have something in your mind and that's what you want to create.”

If you're wandering past Leslie Park this week you might think you've stumbled across a dust storm in the centre of town.

The 14 artists have donned protective gear and face masks as they chisel away at their masterpieces, but everyone is welcome to have a look and watch the creative process.

Some of the works created from the symposium will call towns in the district home as part of a beautification project, while others will be auctioned off this weekend.



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