SIXTEEN years of collecting sea glass on the Mornington Peninsula foreshores turned into something of an environmental message for Mount Eliza artist Marynes Avila, who has won the best entrant prize in the 2022 Mount Eliza Sculpture Trail competition.
Avila’s winning entry, Indifference, is an ongoing site-specific project, and is a poignant choreography of about 1500 sea glass pieces in a sea of sand that she describes as “a commentary on oblivious human behaviour towards environmental issues”.
The self-described “visual artist” who creates sculptures and photographs, is exhibiting her work in the Police Point Artist in Residence Retrospective exhibition.
With an art and science career spanning more than two decades, Avila has exhibited throughout Australia and overseas, holding 16 solo shows, participating in over 57 group exhibitions and completing numerous public art commissions as well as delivering art installations around the world.
She is currently holding her Oasis solo show at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, which is based on the indigenous and introduced flora that inhabit her studio and garden on the peninsula.