This is how the govenrment likes to waste the tax payers money, on sculptures out in the middle of nowhere to distract drivers on the Forrest Hwy between Perth and Bunbury, Western Australia.
I think the contrast between the old tree and modern sculpture speaks louder than the blurb that is on the brass plate.
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“The 180km Forrest Highway connects Bunbury to Perth and opened in 2009. This sculpture is one of the highlights of the road. The piece is titled ‘The Water Dance’ by artist Anne Neil. The artwork consists of 8 cone shapes some 5.5m high and 4.5m in diameter. There are also 16 poles. The poles and cones are placed at a variety of angles. This represents the energetic movement of rain hitting the earth. The cones represent cupped hands reaching up to catch the rain drops. The poles represent the water markers found in rivers. The tips of the cones represent a dancer moving with the beat of the rain. The cones are painted blue on the inside. At night they light up, changing colour from blue to green. This is powered by solar power.”