ARCHAEOLOGY OF TIME
Creative Victoria Public Sculpture Fund
Civic Park, Warragul, Victoria 2016
Land art, 16.2m diameters x .6m high, encompassing the clearing of the civic park as part of the conceptual field of the work
White concrete cast in-situ, solar powered FlexNeon lights, stainless steel, landscaping, drain as geology clock.
Great Mountain Ash trees (Eucalyptus Regnans) once forested vast expanses of Gippsland. The absent space of this public sculpture acts as an archaeological dig and is based on the circumference of the world’s tallest tree -114.3 meters, found in Thorpdale and cut down to measure the height in 1884. The sculpture is positioned on an original site of a giant mountain ash tree and produced from a 3d scan of the living Ada tree, located near Powelltown, Yarra Ranges Shire.
Supported by: Kulin Nations, Baw Baw Shire Council, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul Rotary Club, Warragul Historic Society.
Catalogue essay by Julie Louise Bacon:PDF