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2018
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Pink bellied moth a star attraction

Slowing down and getting people to see the small things around them is just one of the aims of Chiltern-based artist Kirrily Anderson.

Living at Chiltern and having access to the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, Ms Anderson takes the opportunity to walk in the park at every opportunity.

She believes getting people to notice things, such as the pink bellied moth, will enhance people's outlooks.

In her latest project, Ms Anderson has painted The Cube Wodonga piano in natural bark-like colours and affixed a pink-bellied moth scultpure to the top left-hand corner.

"In getting people to see the small things around us, I think it shows that nature isn't that far away," she said.

"I really liked the way the moth looked. In public art, it's nice to have colour. Given the moth was pink, it was nice to have it against the natural colours of the environment."

The piano took about three days to paint and draw on while the moth sculpure took a lot longer than Ms Anderson expected.

The wood texture pattern wraps around the sides and top.

The moth has been scuplted from wire, paper and sculpting clay before it was painted in acrylic paint and finished with a vanish.

"It's not what I normally do," she said.

"Getting it to sit right and look like it should took longer than I thought it would."

The Cube Wodonga piano will go on display on Tuesday, September 11. The piano is available for anyone to play or look at.