33 Charlotte Street,Brisbane. Queensland. Australia Commissioned by The State of Queensland acting through Project Services
Materials: Grandee Grey Granite
As the title suggests the work is conceptually inspired by the architectural forms that surround the site and by those found in buildings throughout the world, both ancient and new. The viewer is compelled to walk around or through the granite blocks as they collectively work as a structure, or at least their broken down quality resonates a structure that once was, encouraging the viewer to put together the pieces. Placed within a larger completed structure in the city's heart the monolithic granite fragments may be interpreted as ghostly remnants of previous buildings serving to remind one of the processes of what seems to be an endless renewal of the urban landscape. The cityscape is analogous to the humans who inhabit it, constantly sloughing off dead skin to reveal a newer brighter facade.
[PDF] QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING 33 CHARLOTTE STREET
The photo below was taken by Martha Liew at the recent International Exhibition and Symposium on Public Art. It was held from 21-24 September, 2006 at the China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall in Beijing, China. Maquettes of two of our recent public art commissions went on display."Resonance" situated at 33 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Australia recently received an Art & Architecture Award from The Royal Institute of Architects.