Situate sculpture

Situate Sculpture, James Angus, public art

Public Art: Situate sculpture

Also Known As: The Cactus

Sculptor : © James Angus

Situate Website: www.situate.dca.wa.gov.au

Principal Engineer : Douglas Knox, a civil and structural engineer from D.W. Knox and Partners .

Lighting Engineer: Peter Mclean

Description : A bright green, 6.5 metres tall 3-dimensional biomorphic sculpture which changes into different shapes  at different times of the day and when approached from different directions. The sculpture was hollow-cast in aluminum.

Cost: $1,000,000

Date Unveiled: Unknown

Fabricated: Jaime Marina, Mouldcam Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Queensland .

Location : Needless to say you can't miss it, look for the greenest thing in Forrest Place near the railway station end, Perth CBD, Western Australia.

Background: Following approval of a multi million dollar upgrade of Forrest Place in Perth's CBD, the City of Perth allocated $1.5 million for a public art installation which was the single largest undertaken in Western Australia . Submissions were open to local and international sculptors.

Controversy: As this sculpture is one of the single largest art projects undertaken in Western Australia you would expect there to be some criticism but the people of Perth are somewhat divided in their opinion of the piece. Some have described it as 'a cactus meets the Loch Ness monster' while others think it looks like a kid's playground.

This is how the  judges described the sculpture ... 'a lively and lyrical biomorphic form, which will attract the public's attention because it is tactile and playful'.

Situate Sculpture, Forrest Place, Perth, public art

Situate Sculpture, Forrest Place, Perth, public art

Situate Sculpture, Forrest Place, Perth, public art

Situate Sculpture, Forrest Place, Perth, public art

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