Proposal for a nodal location in a new urban waterfront development
Shoal is a field of rotating panels hovering overhead in a cable net structure. The panels are designed to waver and oscillate in the wind, not to spin. Never stable, the panels waggle back and forth constantly, first revealing a momentary glimpse of one face, then a flash of the other. Front and back are painted in two different sets of colours. The endlessly shifting panels flick and change colour like a darting, shimmering school of fish in a poetically mesmerising display that varies according to the ephemeral movement of the wind and the trajectory of the viewer.
Concept shortlisted for the Dock Square Public Art Commission at Docklands, Melbourne in 2011