Public art is essentially an extension of our individual private practices.
The largesse of scale and budget that is normally out of reach enables the exploration of ideas that might otherwise never be realised. We view our collaborative partnership as a means to explore new and mutually beneficial conceptual outcomes.There are certain conceptual conventions we both agree with, amongst which are; truth of materials, no unnecessary or pasted decoration and a hands on approach from sketch stage to installation of the finished work. We believe our intimacy with all stages of the creation of an artwork allows us to recognise and capitalise on the possibilities for better outcomes, be they aesthetic decisions or the unforeseen vagaries of production.The projects we have designed and manufactured until now have ranged from simple iconic sculptures to complex works that involve the use of water, sculptural installations and landart.
Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan