Born out of a series of works that allude to custodianship and the need to be present and ‘grounded’ in order to protect and guide. ‘Grounded Guardian’ directly references the locally endangered White Bellied Sea Eagle and the importance of honouring these apex predators and their pristine habitats.
Nicholas is an established South Australian based sculptor who has developed a unique and dynamic signature language over the last twenty years. Having exhibited widely throughout Australia and abroad, including the production of major public sculpture installations, his work displays a high level of professionalism and creative integrity.
Significant projects within the public realm include the recently completed ‘TreeFlower’ sculpture installation, consisting of five large-scale outdoor works for the New Royal Adelaide Hospital. He completed the sculpture installation ‘Play, Rest, Observe’ upon Housing SA’s new UNO Apartments building on Waymouth St. Nicholas has received many outstanding awards throughout the years across Australia and the UK.
This amazing sculpture was made possible by generous donations through the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Patron program. Many thanks to Pat Goodwin, Jayne & Ashleigh Bates, Robyn & Les Field, and Kim & Valerie Harrold. They joined their donations to bring the Grounded Guardian to the trail.