One of the interesting projects that we had during our trip to Teluk Resang, Mersing, Johor is the Stone Sculpture. The stone sculpture was inspired during my stay in Sydney. I made a visit to Bondi Beach to experience Sculpture by the Sea which is staged along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The coastal walk begins at the bottom of Notts Avenue, which runs off Campbell Parade, Bondi. The coastal walk can also be accessed by stairs at various points along the exhibition route at Hunter Park, Gaerloch Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The exhibition finishes at Tamarama Park, Marine Drive, Tamarama, Sydney.
Our stone sculpture is an ad hoc project with my students as I saw the potentials of the place. One of the interesting challenges is the wind. The wild monsoon wind constantly blew our face as we explore the relationship between man and nature which express deep connection through the making of art. Art is refuge, when creating art, I feel at peace, happy and content. It delves into many issues of intelligence and sense of self which is embedded into nature and expresses the deep connection through making art. I quote Andy Goldsworthy, who is a brilliant British artist which collaborates with nature to make his art creations. He is also a naturalist whom inspired me a lot in creating my art pieces: “My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made”.