RESONANCE

33 CHARLOTTE ST BRISBANE QLD
'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004
'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004
'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004

‘Resonance’ is a site specific sculpture that seeks to enter into a discourse concerning the processes of construction and deconstruction and 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 as a structure that once was—encouraging the viewer to put together the pieces. The hanging fragment is designed to provoke a dichotomous response. Objects of this weight and material and with no visible means of support are unexpected and throw into the fray questions concerning tension and balance. At the same time, the scale and material nature of the work references the enduring qualities of stone and pure form.

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  newer brighter fa├žades.


'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004






'Resonance' © Hew Chee Fong + L.M.Noonan. 2004


The photo left was taken by Martha Liew at the 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 public art commissions were displayed.


"Resonance" situated at 33 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Australia recently received an Art & Architecture Award from The Royal Institute of Architects.