EVETTE SUNSET (born 1948), is a freelance environmental sculptor from South Australia. She works
mainly outdoors with natural fibres collected from the landscape to create site-responsive, large-scale installations. This often involves client or community collaboration and an educative component.
Her background is in ceramics, basketry, teaching Biodynamic gardening, energy efficient building, and landscape design consultancy for schools, hospitals and private residences.
Observing the characteristics and sensory aesthetics unique to a place, she adapts traditional weaving, rural building and craft skills, integrating on-site resources. The social and ecological information embedded in materials is an important focus for the exploration of relationships between our culturally evolved and industrialised landscapes, the inner world of the human being and the built environment. Works are multi-form, richly textured and carry several layers of meaning. Sculpture is used as a portal of perception for both the maker and involved viewer.
Evette’s work is represented in the book “Ephemeral Sculpture, Art Feast 2012” - a photographic documentation of her four week residency on Kangaroo Island; the short documentary film “The Book Of Everything”; the Regional Arts book “Heartworks” and “Textiles” by Mary Schoesser 2012.
Click here to read Evette's essay, "You stand there flying", about her work.