Monica Moreno, Spain
Monica Moreno from Spain created several cement sculptures.
More of her work on her website sonikamonica.com
Emma Verhoeven, Netherlands
Emma created this cement sculpture in November 2010
Tomomi Sano, Japan
Tomomi created these 'Kodama', Japanese spirits of the forest
Yuka Arakaki, Japan
Yuka added another Japanese touch to the sculpture trail,
Shisa are traditional guardians from Okinawa.
Jess Stone, Australia
Jess created this cement sculpture in November 2012
I felt that I wanted to create a sculpture in which
the forest and its creatures could interact with. My sculpture is
a little bird house (or a house for a rainforest Melomys mouse perhaps!).
This sculpture means a lot to me, it reminds me of living in Cape
Tribulation a few years ago, of my friendships and adventures. This
is symbolised by the lotus flower design with the mountains and reef
carved into the petals. I met many people from all over the world
who called the Daintree home for a little while (or long while) and
the bird house is also symbolic of this. The Daintree feels like a
home to me.
This time I ventured up to the Daintree to see the solar
eclipse from the rainforest. It was a rare opportunity to be in the
path of totality and to experience the natural wonder of the forest
turning from dawn to darkness, and back to daylight again. It was
amazing! I represented the solar eclipse in my sculpture on the roof,
where I carved out the moon at various stages of the eclipse.
I am excited to return to the Daintree next time and
see how nature has integrated with my sculpture. It is an evolving
artwork between me and the Daintree Rainforest. I am looking forward
to hearing from Rob to find out if a bird, mouse or other critter
has taken residence in the ‘bird house’ and found a comfy
home at Rainforest Hideaway.