Time and Tide sculpture
Public Art : Time and Tide sculpture
Sculptor : © Akio Makegawa
Description: The bluestone, white marble, bronze and
stainless steel Time and Tide comprises of three individual sculptures representing a tree, a flame and a shell.
The tree symbolises growth, knowledge and the land, the flame- rebirth and the shell - the ocean. the massive
structures towers 20m over the site. Embedded in each concrete base are fibre optics which emit different lights at
different times of the day.
Funded By : This sculpture was funded by the City of
Melbourne thanks to its Percent For Art Program .
Date Unveiled: 1994
Location : Corner of Swanston and Little Collins
Streets, Melbourne, Australia