Sunday, May 16, 2010

Steel (rusted) and timber post sculpture

For sometime I have been working on a sculptural piece called Droplets for the Lucas Parklands Exhibition. It is my biggest, or at least heaviest, post sculpture to date. It is 1.2m high by 330mm square; and needs two people and a furniture trolley to move it around.

As you can see from the following photos it started as a large log of rough milled salvaged rose gum hard wood which I have cut to shape and size with our chainsaw. The rusted pieces of sheet of mild steel came from the bottom of a trailer; and the rusted cutout cylinders given to me by Kim S.

After much grinding, sanding, beating, drilling and nailing Droplets has come together.

A closer inspection of the photos reveals that a triangle motif is repeated on the piece.
On back and top of the sculpture negative and positive space triangles gather the droplets of water and funnel them down into the triangular bowl at the bottom. I think the sculpture has a real presence and should sit well along the rain forest walk in the Lucas Parklands garden.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of droplets of rain-- what a lovely idea that the rain will gather in the bowl at the bottom of the sculpture.


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