THE CONVERSATION – Where the art and music began
Family comes in all shapes and forms, and it’s not always founded by blood.
Sometimes it can be close friendships that form over years that become so strong they transform into a family.
And sometimes families are made up of patchwork parts that somehow meld together.
Family is like a garden where all the different vines spread and interconnect.
This music is from Melbourne Mosaic, a suite written for the Lyrebird Brass Quintet. Although it depicts the Botanic Gardens, the warmth and peace reflect how deep relationships can be.
Bronze 45 x 35 x 30cm
This sculpture is of Jaq’s Step-sister, Barbara. Jaq and Barbara didn’t grow up together and only reconnected about 15 years ago. But they instantly felt a connection, so a sisterhood from the threads of a patchwork family was formed.
For Jaq, it was curious that memories she had as a child, but couldn’t place, were verified by Barbara, who shared the same memories.
Credits: Art: model - Barbara Wels Music: recording - Lyrebird Brass Quintet from their album ‘Apex Predators’