Cyclops | Brisbane City Council

Cyclops

Tiana Pebre is one of the finalists in Brisbane City Council's Recycling Art Competition and has created 'Cyclops'.

“The uncomplicated connection of shapes represents the simplicity and fragility of life. I wanted to shine a light on the belief that there are music and rhythms connecting us beyond our understanding. There is always hope. The cycle of life comes full circle. The old, if re-born, becomes new again.”

This piece is made from a cymbal stand, bicycle wheel and fishing rod.

Recycling Art Competition

This competition explores the creative potential of recycling household items and furniture, and inspiring others to see the possibility in things that may have otherwise have been thrown away. The artworks have been created with items from Council's tip shops and other second-hand sales.

All about the artist

Tiana has a passion for art and an appreciation of colour, form and design which stems back to her childhood and continues today through her artistic pursuits. Originally of French heritage, Tiana’s varied childhood was spent in several different communities in both Africa and South America and it is there that the sensibility of reusing and recycling became ingrained. Tiana noticed a lot of wastage and wanted to help to decrease this by transforming unwanted and unloved furniture items into reborn pieces of usable art. Tiana’s philosophy is to restore, revamp, recycle to stop the landfill and to slow down excessive consumerism in today’s modern world.

More information

You can also watch this video and see all the other finalists and their artwork on Brisbane City Council's YouTube Channel. Alternatively, you can watch these videos in an accessible player on Vimeo.

You can also read the text version.

27 March 2015