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