Foam Artist and sculptor David Waters is one of a number of artists taking part in an unusual exhibition in Ballarat which brings ‘art to the people’. This gallery in a shipping container will tour around the Central Highlands district of Victoria. ContainART is managed by Ballarat Council.
The exhibition includes a number of sculpted busts made out of foam supplied by Joyce Foam Products. In describing this particular artwork David explained: “The form of the bust gives some historical context to a modern material. I guess it’s more about the material than facial detail. I’ve magnified the ripped effect of the foam which has previously been less prominent. It’s a balance between the expressiveness of the foam and maintaining a head shape”.