Award for 'Ebb Flow'

December 2012

My work Ebb Flow is the centrepiece of a new wetland park at Toomuc Creek Reserve in Pakenham. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects bestowed an Award for Design in Landscape Architecture on the project at the Victorian awards for 2012.

photo: Louise Lavarack

Tree

2012

Printed paper, waxed cotton thread

Dimensions variable

The printed score of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus was ‘deconstructed’ into hundreds of curling paper strips and suspended from the ceiling on fine black threads. They delineated an insubstantial conical form suggestive of a Christmas tree hovering above the gallery floor. The flurry of falling notes and cascading chords constantly swayed and rustled in a delicate poetic evocation of this inspiring music.

Exhibited in ‘Tree’, a group show at Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee, December 2012

Collection of the artist

photo: Megan Evans

Canvas

2013

Acrylic on linen over mini stretched canvas

4 x 6 x 1cm

The curator of ‘Pursuit’ supplied participating artists with mini stretched canvases. The finished works were displayed in the curator’s suit jacket as he roamed Singapore Art Stage. For my exhibit I reconfigured a scrap of painted canvas into a new warp/weft form. Was the outcome a painting or a sculptural object? Was ‘Pursuit’ a performance or an exhibition?

Exhibited in ‘Pursuit’ group show at Singapore Art Stage, January 2013

 

photo: Louise Lavarack

Private commission at Lorne

March 2012

I have installed a permanent work for a private home in Lorne using recycled components from an earlier temporary work. The new work is titled Position (excerpt).

photo: Louise Lavarack

Cloud Ferry

Proposal for a footbridge or walkway over water

Five pairs of bronze oars stand upended on either side of the bridge roadway. Each oar blade is encircled by concentric stainless steel rings that suggest spreading ripples. At night, the rings self-illuminate with gently undulating aqua-coloured LED light. When a pedestrian passes between a pair of oars the rings light up with strong, uniform pulses of light. These move in sequence from inner to outer rings. It is as though the oars of a phantom boat are being dipped into an imaginary water surface inverted overhead. Cloud Ferry draws the viewer into a poetic, imaginative realm with a light, magical touch.

Concept shortlisted for City of Melbourne Public Art Program 2012

preliminary visualisation: FloodSlicer

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