Nine Lives | Brisbane City Council

Nine Lives

Terry Bouton is one of the finalists in Brisbane City Council's Recycling Art Competition and has created 'Nine Lives'.

“Nine Lives focuses on the knowledge and significance that recycled objects were previously selected, owned and loved. Their use and travels from one owner to the next imbues the object with an aura of significance and experiences, like the lives of individual people.”

Each bag in this piece is 70 centimetres long and are made from tonka trucks, second-hand bags, books, belts, a necklace, a wheel and more.

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

Terry is a self-confessed obsessive collector, organiser and voyeur of objects. She delights in the designed forms, textures, shapes, and colour of man-made objects and their surfaces. Terry’s particular inspiration evolves from an acute interest in the machine, time and space and how they influence aspects of human life. Terry often creates artworks and installations that incorporate sound and lighting in an attempt to entertain and promote discourse that focuses on contemporary social concerns.

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