Congratulations to Lisa Wood whose Rainforest Reliquary tied for 3rd place in the Wearable Art Category of the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016. www.lisasdesigns.com. All Rights Reserved. Queenslanders are blissfully unaware of the considerable threat to our bioregion, oblivious to the fact that what makes our area so beautiful is slowly slipping away, being smothered and suffocated by population growth and refuse.
The skeletonised rainforest leaf has been encased in plastic and heat sealed, then placed into a clear brooch made from recycled materials. The transparent container allows the delicate and precious leaf to be worn as an artwork, recalling the use of the reliquary box carrying a fragment of the past. The slice of eucalyptus branch and scribbly bark represent our iconic native trees which are being cleared for suburbia, that form the valuable protection and ecosystem for the rainforests.