Above images: Kath Fries, Sirens' Song Wollombi, 2010, aluminum wire mesh, feathers and willow tree, dimensions variable.
Sculpture in the Vineyards 2010, Undercliff Vineyard Wollombi, Hunter Valley NSW. 3 October 2010 - 2 January 2011.
This site-sensitive installation, created with diaphanous wire mesh and feathers suspended from a willow tree, is located next to the creek at Undercliff Vineyard. The coils of mesh are quietly foreboding as they unravel and mysteriously move gently in the wind, almost disappearing into their surroundings. White feathers are scattered and trapped in the woven stands, suggesting alarm and catastrophe. Sirens in ancient Greek mythology were seductive dangerous bird-women whose beautiful singing lured sailors into dangerous waters.