Commissioned by Mirvac Constructions
Materials:Grandee Grey Granite, boulders + water
"Crucible" pays tribute to the important contribution made by the Smellies company to the colony and is directly inspired by the principle implement of all foundries. Most people while not familiar with the processes and tools used in this business will none the less understand what a crucible is, and the role it plays in the workings of a foundry. The work seeks to harmonize rather than compete with its surroundings. The site is a busy one; there is both vehicular and pedestrian traffic and various architectural aspects such as a mix of eras and strong horizontals in the new building additions. These factors amongst others, determined a simple and elegant approach.