Trinh Vu, inaugural recipient of the Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship, is now showing her intricate work, Blue Skies, at the State Library of Victoria.
Trinh drew inspiration for Blue Skies from a bunch of sunflowers drying in her studio during her 2008 residency at Paris's Cités des Arts. She studied the structure of the flower heads and the way they deformed as they dried, and created a 3D digital model to aid her construction of the sculptural form we see on display.
Watch this time-lapse of Trinh installing her intricate work Blue Skies in the Library, or see Blue Skies in situ at the Library's Cowen Gallery until 31 July 2011.
Trinh is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University and is represented by ArtsBank and Chika Gallery (Tokyo). She was the 2007 recipient of the Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship, of which Blue Skies is the outcome.
Video and image courtesy of Trinh Vu and the State Library of Victoria.