Lenticular Lens 1998
“Wynyard Park” was commissioned by the city of Sydney in 1998. This work was created as a temporary signage/sculptural work for a city park and was sited at a bus stop at the entrance to the park.
The technology is called “lenticular lens” and involves two or three images on a single screen. When the viewer moves the object, the image on the screen changes.
Temporary Sign Art, 9′ x 3′, Wynyard Park, 1998. Public Art Commission, Sydney City Council, Sydney, Australia
Bed Bath Bird
“Bed, Bath, Bird” is a group of three brick “baths” which were dug into a slope in a park in Sydney and pays homage to original historic brick kilns that are at the site. 1998
Echo of Faraday Wood
Echo of Faraday Wood was a permanent site specific installation on a lawn at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. Composed of twenty naturally decaying wood logs mounted on steel frames, the work refers to decay and regeneration.
Mixed Media. Lawn installation, 1997, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia
Entre Dos Aguas
Entre Dos Aguas is a large scale temporary installation made of birdseed, grass seed, coconut fibre, and hay. Two twenty-foot walls form a passage alongside a pond in a Sydney park. The interior walls have pockets where birds are welcome to feed, as well as form the base for them to build their own habitat. Over time, the work became a habitat for the birds.
Yurong Water Gardens
The materials which I use in my work are diverse. This piece is a public park in Sydney, Australia. In collaboration with landscape architects Spackman & Mossop I was commissioned to create a terraced water garden using indigenous sandstone. This park called “Cook and Phillip”, was opened to the public in January 2000 and was part of the citys’ push towards creating innovative sculptural interventions throughout the city for the Olympics in September 2000. My gardens are known asthe Yurong Water Gardens.
The choice of material refers to the abundance of sandstone which is visible throughout Sydney’s architectural history. Water draws reference to the original creek, which flowed, exactly at the site over a century ago.
The scale and placement of the rocks have been deliberately designed to relate to the site’s relationship to St. Mary’s Cathedral whose spires and grandeur loom above. The simplicity of the shapes and forms of the sandstone rocks in the Yurong Water Gardens form a dialogue with the ornate detail of St. Mary’s which is visible at the site in a counterpoint of intimacy and grandeur, simplicity and intricacy, old and new which are in the same language of materials.
The use of water is a memory of the water originally at the site as well as reference to the aquatic center which is “all about” water. It is a continum of what begins at the center to culminate in a garden-like setting.
Sandstone and water. Cook and Phillip Park. Public Art Commission, Sydney City Council, Australia, 2000.
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