Mosaic piece coming together

STATEMENT: Local artists Deb Hughes, Eleanor Liffner, Carolyn O'Neill, Michal Hughes, Jo Simpson, May Walker-Jeffreys and Port Lincoln artist Karen Carr were busy working on the mosaic cuttlefish artwork on Monday.
STATEMENT: Local artists Deb Hughes, Eleanor Liffner, Carolyn O'Neill, Michal Hughes, Jo Simpson, May Walker-Jeffreys and Port Lincoln artist Karen Carr were busy working on the mosaic cuttlefish artwork on Monday.

Local artists came together this week to continue work on what will become a mosaic art installation at the Whyalla Foreshore.

The seat will be in the shape of a Giant Australian Cuttlefish and will feature pavers focusing on the habitat and food-chain of cuttlefish.

This was the second series of workshops for the project, with the first series being held back in June.

Port Lincoln artist Karen Carr said local artists felt a sent of ownership of the installation because they had contributed their own mosaic pieces.

“When it’s done they’ll be able to go down to the foreshore and say ‘I did that’,” she said.

The colours being used for the piece are based on the unique palette of the Giant Australian Cuttlefish.

Whyalla artist Carolyn O’Neill said the project had been ‘really enjoyable’.

“It feels great to be doing something together to benefit the community,” she said.

“The cuttlefish is an iconic Whyalla creature, he’s already very famous.” 

A third series of workshops is set to be held later in the year.