KIM Gibbs was born and raised in the Griffith area and it’s not difficult to see where the artist got her inspiration for her creations on show at Saturday’s Riverina Field Days.
Ms Gibbs showcased her collection of corrugated iron sculptures of local flora and fauna at the most recent field days.
"They are all Australian,” she said.
“All things to do with my life and where I have grown up and my love for Australian animals and vegetation.
No stranger to field days, travelling regionally to display and sell her creations, Ms Gibbs explained how the ethos behind her work mirrors new approaches to farming.
“It’s re-purposing the corrugated iron into something beautiful,” she said.
"I collect old sheds and roofs from friends farms and properties and I clean them up and cut them up and I try to make something beautiful.
"It is a very unforgiving produce, to make it into something amazing can be difficult.”
Ms Gibbs said the purpose of her work was not so different to the changing approaches to farming on display at the field days as the region worked to become more adaptable.
"We are all re purposing and recycling, we all have to do our bit and a lot of what is on show here today is about that.
"This is just my way of doing my bit.”
The artist said while she wasn't always re purposing corrugated iron, beginning her career as a painter and drawer.
"I was known to the business owners of the Booligal Pub and they asked me to make them something for outside of the pub, and it obviously had to be weatherproof.
"I said 'I'll have a crack’ and a made a pig and that is still sitting outside the hotel today.
"From there people saw my work and I kept making things to keep up with the demand, at first I dabbled in it but now it's what I do and I absolutely love it
"It has been great to be involved in the field days, the have been wonderful, it's great to be a part of it.”
The event was declared a huge success.