FAMILY history and a great uncle, who died at Bullecourt, France, during World War I, inspired Patricia Provic to exhibit in this year's Sculpture by the Sea.
She said she hoped the three memorial seats she created for the famous outdoor sculpture exhibition in Bondi would be placed along the Rue des Australiens in Bullecourt's Australian Memorial Park.
"I had a great uncle who died there [in the fields of Bullecourt] so I did the walk and I would have liked to sit down to reflect, but there were no seats," Ms Provic said.
The Rosehill artist is busy putting the final touches on her installation for Sculpture by the Sea.
Called Love Cherish and Remember, the series began as a stencilled installation with Fiona Davies, moved onto small canvas boards and is now three memorial seats.
A first-time Sculpture by the Sea exhibitor, Ms Provic said she was "absolutely gobsmacked" when her seats were chosen for exhibition and encouraged everyone to take a look.
"You can go on a walk with half a million people," she said.
Ms Provic is one of 49 NSW sculptors exhibiting.