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Taking Flight 2011



'Taking Flight' was commissioned by Aurecon: a world-class engineering, management and specialist technical servicing group. Their brief was to create an inspirational wall work for their Brisbane Office's Reception Area. 'Aurecon' means golden thought. In the work Waterson aimed to capture a 'golden' or precious moment evoking a sense of action and growth; similar to birds alighting from a forest or the flourish of blooms in spring. The work is made from folded aluminium. The folds are quite extreme; rather than aluminium it appears to be folded effortlessly from paper. Many tests were undertaken to achieve this and see how far the material and process could be pushed. The result has a beautiful duality: a sense of randomness, dimension and action underpinned by a hidden three-part system.

Photographs J.Linkins

Taking Flight 2011



'Taking Flight' was commissioned by Aurecon: a world-class engineering, management and specialist technical servicing group. Their brief was to create an inspirational wall work for their Brisbane Office's Reception Area. 'Aurecon' means golden thought. In the work Waterson aimed to capture a 'golden' or precious moment evoking a sense of action and growth; similar to birds alighting from a forest or the flourish of blooms in spring. The work is made from folded aluminium. The folds are quite extreme; rather than aluminium it appears to be folded effortlessly from paper. Many tests were undertaken to achieve this and see how far the material and process could be pushed. The result has a beautiful duality: a sense of randomness, dimension and action underpinned by a hidden three-part system.

Photographs J.Linkins

Taking Flight 2011



'Taking Flight' was commissioned by Aurecon: a world-class engineering, management and specialist technical servicing group. Their brief was to create an inspirational wall work for their Brisbane Office's Reception Area. 'Aurecon' means golden thought. In the work Waterson aimed to capture a 'golden' or precious moment evoking a sense of action and growth; similar to birds alighting from a forest or the flourish of blooms in spring. The work is made from folded aluminium. The folds are quite extreme; rather than aluminium it appears to be folded effortlessly from paper. Many tests were undertaken to achieve this and see how far the material and process could be pushed. The result has a beautiful duality: a sense of randomness, dimension and action underpinned by a hidden three-part system.

Photographs J.Linkins

Accumulation 2009/2010


(Ipswich Art Gallery Artwork Commission for ‘Ipswich House Portraits’)

In 2009 Waterson was commissioned, along with 13 other established Queensland artists, to respond and present a portrait of an iconic Ipswich House. The works were commissioned as part of Ipswich’s 150 Year Celebrations, and were exhibited at the Ipswich Art Gallery in late 2010. Drawing from her architectural studies, Waterson reduced the Rhossilli House to essential horizontal strata, offering an impression or glimpse of the house on approach and entry; through to detail.“My process of making questions the completeness of memory and threshold of recognition. Via parts; record, accumulated memories, uncovered fragments and stories; the house and its fragile sense of place are refound.”

Photographs J.Linkins

Accumulation 2009/2010


(Ipswich Art Gallery Artwork Commission for ‘Ipswich House Portraits’)

In 2009 Waterson was commissioned, along with 13 other established Queensland artists, to respond and present a portrait of an iconic Ipswich House. The works were commissioned as part of Ipswich’s 150 Year Celebrations, and were exhibited at the Ipswich Art Gallery in late 2010. Drawing from her architectural studies, Waterson reduced the Rhossilli House to essential horizontal strata, offering an impression or glimpse of the house on approach and entry; through to detail.“My process of making questions the completeness of memory and threshold of recognition. Via parts; record, accumulated memories, uncovered fragments and stories; the house and its fragile sense of place are refound.”

Photographs J.Linkins

The Bloom Series 2009



The Bloom Series is Christina Waterson’s latest range of furniture and home wares. The series celebrates natural geometries and growth patterns, with each combining male and female pairings. Waterson’s considered manipulation of scale, materiality and combination have generated beautiful, distinctly different yet interrelated functional objects.First Editions of the Bloom Series use recycled acrylic and printed corflute, and certified plywood’s. Waterson was recently awarded a 2010 Australian Council Grant through the Visual Arts Board to create the Pixel Screen in a sheet metal edition. The seven-piece Bloom Series speaks of Waterson’s craft. It is imbued with her desire to make meaningful places and objects to be cherished: inspiring us to greater things.

Photographs J. Linkins

The Bloom Series 2009



The Bloom Series is Christina Waterson’s latest range of furniture and home wares. The series celebrates natural geometries and growth patterns, with each combining male and female pairings. Waterson’s considered manipulation of scale, materiality and combination have generated beautiful, distinctly different yet interrelated functional objects.First Editions of the Bloom Series use recycled acrylic and printed corflute, and certified plywood’s. Waterson was recently awarded a 2010 Australian Council Grant through the Visual Arts Board to create the Pixel Screen in a sheet metal edition. The seven-piece Bloom Series speaks of Waterson’s craft. It is imbued with her desire to make meaningful places and objects to be cherished: inspiring us to greater things.

Photographs J. Linkins

The Bloom Series 2009



The Bloom Series is Christina Waterson’s latest range of furniture and home wares. The series celebrates natural geometries and growth patterns, with each combining male and female pairings. Waterson’s considered manipulation of scale, materiality and combination have generated beautiful, distinctly different yet interrelated functional objects.First Editions of the Bloom Series use recycled acrylic and printed corflute, and certified plywood’s. Waterson was recently awarded a 2010 Australian Council Grant through the Visual Arts Board to create the Pixel Screen in a sheet metal edition. The seven-piece Bloom Series speaks of Waterson’s craft. It is imbued with her desire to make meaningful places and objects to be cherished: inspiring us to greater things.

Photographs J. Linkins

Komodo Series 2008



The Komodo Series, released in 2008, utilizes a base element that when interlocked across a number of scales and configurations creates tactile objects, and surfaces. The series can be made in cardboard, plywood, polypropylene, corflute and stainless steel and include sculptural forms and lights, screens and wall hangings. It makes visible Waterson’s playful testing process while allowing the individual to adapt their environment sustainably.The Komodo Series was realized through a 2008 Arts Queensland Sector Project Development Grant. Artisan: idea skill product and Living Edge also supported the project. See Focus for more details.

Photographs A.Murphy

Komodo Series 2008



The Komodo Series, released in 2008, utilizes a base element that when interlocked across a number of scales and configurations creates tactile objects, and surfaces. The series can be made in cardboard, plywood, polypropylene, corflute and stainless steel and include sculptural forms and lights, screens and wall hangings. It makes visible Waterson’s playful testing process while allowing the individual to adapt their environment sustainably.The Komodo Series was realized through a 2008 Arts Queensland Sector Project Development Grant. Artisan: idea skill product and Living Edge also supported the project. See Focus for more details.

Photographs A.Murphy

Komodo Series 2008



The Komodo Series, released in 2008, utilizes a base element that when interlocked across a number of scales and configurations creates tactile objects, and surfaces. The series can be made in cardboard, plywood, polypropylene, corflute and stainless steel and include sculptural forms and lights, screens and wall hangings. It makes visible Waterson’s playful testing process while allowing the individual to adapt their environment sustainably.The Komodo Series was realized through a 2008 Arts Queensland Sector Project Development Grant. Artisan: idea skill product and Living Edge also supported the project. See Focus for more details.

Photographs A.Murphy

The 2007 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards Event Installation



This one night event was realized by Waterson in collaboration with Cox Rayner Architects and utilized recycled materials and simple construction processes. The rationale for the 2007 event was “to inspire the architects attending to make meaningful places and rethink the way they use materials”. The event experience was enfolding, meditative and uplifting with the works’ visual density appearing to alter when viewed from different approaches.Forms were realized at three physical scales: as intimate brooches, intermediate table centerpieces and encompassing sculptural ceiling, and further as a projected animation. The 450 handmade recycled cardboard brooches were presented as personal gifts to each of the guests.

Photographs CFJ Photography

The 2007 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards Event Installation



This one night event was realized by Waterson in collaboration with Cox Rayner Architects and utilized recycled materials and simple construction processes. The rationale for the 2007 event was “to inspire the architects attending to make meaningful places and rethink the way they use materials”. The event experience was enfolding, meditative and uplifting with the works’ visual density appearing to alter when viewed from different approaches.Forms were realized at three physical scales: as intimate brooches, intermediate table centerpieces and encompassing sculptural ceiling, and further as a projected animation. The 450 handmade recycled cardboard brooches were presented as personal gifts to each of the guests.

Photographs CFJ Photography

The Ocular Series 2008



The Ocular Series shows a transformation of every day materials through cutting, folding and re-assembly to make sensually latent surfaces. Waterson likens this process to remembering: an ongoing process of fragmentation and recollection. Each subtle variation in this process yields a different outcome having inherent oppositions of depth/shallow, that which is concealed/ revealed and remembered/forgotten. This series has future applications as sheaths, light shades and applied patterns.

Photographs D.Sandison and C.Waterson

The Ocular Series 2008



The Ocular Series shows a transformation of every day materials through cutting, folding and re-assembly to make sensually latent surfaces. Waterson likens this process to remembering: an ongoing process of fragmentation and recollection. Each subtle variation in this process yields a different outcome having inherent oppositions of depth/shallow, that which is concealed/ revealed and remembered/forgotten. This series has future applications as sheaths, light shades and applied patterns.

Photographs D.Sandison and C.Waterson