For CPB Contractors Water Cart Operator Roberta (Alva) Whitehurst, art imitates life, with the artist taking inspiration from her role on the Western Range Bulk Earthworks project to create a stunning piece of art for CPB Contractors’ Western Australian office.
Roberta said the artwork depicts the unique Pilbara region.
“The orange and black circles represent the CPB Contractors’ Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan, with the turquoise representing the underground aquifer which runs into the main turkey’s nest where the project gets their water supply,” she explains.
“The white dots are the quarts that lay on the ground, with the larger brown and blue circles representing the stockpiles on the project. Finally, the blue surrounding the circles represents the water sprayed around the stockpiles.”
CPB Contractors Aboriginal Participation Manager John Mallard said the artwork is being proudly displayed.
“We’re fortunate to have such a talented artist and employee in our team. Roberta has perfectly captured the landscape and working environment of our Western Range project and, through this artwork, continues to tell its story within our office,” he explains.
CPB Contractors is delivering the Western Range Bulk Earthworks project for Rio Tinto in WA’s north. The project includes construction of structural earthworks to allow installation of new materials handling infrastructure, sustaining production at the Paraburdoo Central Facilities.