Time Nomads, Bass Coast, and Sustainability
It was truly an honor to be asked back to Bass Coast Music Festival for the third year in a row!
As you may have picked up by now, I love to incorporate repurposed materials into my artwork. I also love that Bass Coast always prioritizes the environment, and makes it a requirement to try and use sustainable methods of installation and use of materials. So this was a central theme considered every-time I designed Time Nomads to adapt to Bass Coast's theme of the year.
In my first year, I incorporated repurposed wood to the stand of the mailbox. To match the theme of SPACE I also used low voltage UV lights to activate the neon/glow-in-the-dark-paints on the mailbox. This in turn reduced the need for high-powered electronics.
In the second year, I used a broken umbrella wrapped it in shiny material to imitate a PRISM. I then tie dyed a second hand king-size bed sheet and cut it in slits to have it flowing off corners of the umbrella to create the effect of wavelength dispersion. I also added solar powered lights to the inside of the “prism”.
This year the theme of DUALITY ties in well with Time Nomads. To reflect this, I incorporated a Past / Future theme by reaching out to past Bass Coast media and using their past images of Bass Coast for the postcards. I also designed a sitting area using second hand chairs and a table, as well as second hand clocks. All of these materials are reusable and sit in my garden today.