27 July – 10 August 2015
This is my newest artwork for Strand Ephemera 2015, which is an outdoor sculpture event held in Townsville along the foreshore. ‘Shimmer’ wraps around the Surf Life Saver’s Tower and is made of approximately 14,000 recycled power pole inspector ID disks. It’s kinetic and moves with the wind revealing the iconicSurf Life Saving Qld colours of red and yellow on the underside of the disks. As the disks move they create a gentle tinkling sound that resembles rain from inside the building and can be played like a percussion instrument from the outside.
Glistening, sparkling, twinkling and gleaming, the water is deceptively inviting. In the same way ‘Shimmer’ alludes to this whilst reflecting on the vigilance of our surf life saving community.