Lea Ferris combines her love of Australia′s ancient geological story with it′s extraordinary native ecosystems and her love of working with marble.
For Ferris, the world of the coral reefs is more wondrous and spectacular than our wildest imaginings. Her masterful sculptures convey the magic of this hallucinogenic, kaleidoscopic world, yet also a hint of the danger to the life of the reef. The ephemeral nature of the coral in a time of climate change is paradoxically captured in the permanence of marble, evoking a sense of fossilisation.
Lea Ferris works in Sydney, Australia and Pietrasanta, Italy (near Carrara). Her work is collected internationally.