Jaye’s amazing 5m high bamboo sculpture, Steam Punk Flight, is one of 20 larger-than-life sculptures that can be explored at the free contemporary art festival, presented by Brisbane Airport Corporation.
Set on the greens of retail precinct Skygate; Art with Altitude is not your traditional art festival. As well as the amazing sculptures, the festival’s free, family-friendly, four-day program includes QAGOMA children’s art workshops, Queensland Theatre Company performances, live music and street performers.
JAYE IRVING – Steam Punk Flight
Steam Punk Flight stands as an edifice of times gone by. This five metre high bamboo sculpture alludes to exploits of Don Quixote and the lonely ancient windmills linking the vision of stream driven paddle boats encapsulated in lowtech woven bamboo.
Utilising the strength and natural flexibility of nature’s giant grass, this interactive child friendly sculpture hearkens to a time gone by… a ball driven interactive BOO machine.
Something about the beauty and natural elegance of bamboo has intrigued West End-based sustainable architect and bamboo artist Jaye Irving for nearly 12 years.
This intrigue has led him on a journey around the world exploring the fresh and flowing forms suggested and discovered within the vocabulary of Nature’s Giant Grass.
As one of the leading members of ‘The BooCrew’, a gambit of ephemeral structures have emerged filled with the fun and vibrancy of festivals and continue to explore the space between the modern and the ancient.