Conic Fugue (Enigma)sculpture
Public Art : Conic Fugue (Enigma) sculpture
Sculptor : © Charles O. Perry (18th October, 1929 –
8th February, 2011)
Description : The bright red single-surfaced,
single-edged monolith sticks out like a sore thumb against the towering grey QV1 building. The sculpture, by
American sculptor Charles O. Perry, twists around itself several times (similar to DNA). To matheticians this
sculpture is a Mobius strip. Usually a strip has two distinct surfaces (one inside, one outside).
However, run your eye along an edge of this sculpture and you will discover it has only one surface.
Date Unveiled: 1991
Location: Outside the QV1 Building, Corner St Georges
Terrace and Milligan Street, Perth, Western Australia.
Trivia: Another similar sculpture by Charles O. Perry
entitled Continuum can be found outside the National Air and Space Museum in
Washington, DC, USA,.