An Iron Man sculpture has landed on the beach at Currumbin for Queensland’s largest outdoor exhibition.


The piece, created by Queensland College of Art student Claire Sewell, is currently on show alongside 50 other artworks at the Swell Sculpture Festival.


Claire says she was inspired by Surf Life Saving and wanted to explore the human body and motion.


“Most people have no idea about what they are capable of doing physically — in the end it comes down to a mental challenge.”


“It’s about testing yourself, and in the process, finding yourself.”


She created the 90cm x 110cm welded metal pipe and gloss enamel piece as part of her studies at the end of 2012 on Griffith’s Gold Coast campus.


The Swell Sculpture Festival attracts almost 200,000 visitors each year and is free and open to the public all hours until 22 September.


The event incorporates the sculptures, twilight walks, informative artist talks, a Swell Smalls Gallery, artist master classes and children’s workshops.


Read more about Claire via her Facebook page, Sea Sewell Design & Photography.


Read more about the Swell Sculpture Festival.