Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Rebecca Sheardown is a versatile Western Australian artist. Since graduating in 1992 from Edith Cowan University with a BA in Visual Arts, she has explored all types of mediums including printmaking, installation, calligraphy and jewellery whilst being actively involved in the Western Australian arts sector.

Rebecca spends time in her studio exploring her aesthetic diversities, revealing the magic hidden in designs discovered by chance. Her work is driven by a desire to animate that magic.

This includes a fascination for the environment and its infinite biological forms and is inspired to create biomorphic artworks that celebrate the beauty of geometry in the natural world.


'Tree Survey'
Part A - Shadow Path; Part B - Limb Extension. Associating the fast and slow movements of the tree and its relationship to its history and environment.
Artists on the Walkpath 2013

The Winged Horse is seen as the symbol for the immortality of the soul. Dedicated to Stephanie.
Artists on the Walkpath 2012

'Quest for Knowledge' 
"We do not want our world to perish. But in our quest for knowledge, century by century, we have placed all our trust in a cold, impartial intellect which only brings us nearer to destruction." - Dora Russell
Artists on the Walkpath 2011

‘Breathing Zone' is described by a quote from Lee Iacocca, CEO/Chairman, Chrysler Corporation, 1979-1992. "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"  Breathing Zone' shows a cubic space of pure air suspended in its fragile existence located in suburbia; fighting selflessly to clean our foul air.
Artists on the Walkpath 2010

‘Bio Discs’
Artists on the Walkpath 2009

Artsts on the Walkpath 2006