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MORNING GLORY, Rocks Riverside Park

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TITLE: ‘Morning Glory’ 

MATERIALS: Patterned and burnished Stainless Steel 

DIMENSIONS: 8.3 x 1.2 x 1.5 m

LOCATION: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

CLIENT: Brisbane City Council 

DESCRIPTION: Morning Glory serves as a mythical ‘guardian’ for Rocks Riverside Park. The industrial heritage of the former Queensland Cement site is evidenced by two cement pylons (c 1930). They formed part of a conveyer belt that carried coral from the river to a mill, where it was crushed to make limestone. I worked with Landscape Architects from Brisbane City Council to create a vision for the park that was evocative of ‘Nature conquering Industry’. The significance of the Brisbane River; the leftover landscape; prehistoric inhabitation; the freakiness yet reality of the ‘gill and lung’ breathing creature - the Qld Lungfish (Ceratodus), and the natural spiralling beauty and symmetry found in coral and shells, were inspiration for this work.