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littlegirllost

Joined August 2007

Artist's Description

The sculpture is:
’Public Art Strategy"
Description
Fabricated steel, 19
metres long, 13 metres
high and 7.5 metres
wide at the wing span.
Location
Adjacent to southbound
carriageway, between
Cheltenham Road and
Dandenong Bypass.
“…A story about pl ace and identity.”
“The often controversial nature of public art is my inspiration. Situated in Greater
Dandenong, the 13 metre high painted steel sculpture depicts a giant blackbird
ominously contemplating an object, part worm – part generic modernist
sculpture. Continuing my interest in working with ideas and iconic structures,
I have named the sculpture “Public Art Strategy”. Appropriating various aspects
of Melbourne’s most famous outdoor sculptures, the work is a ‘cut and paste’
of the City’s public art. Bruce Armstrong’s Eagle, DCM’s Melbourne Gateway,
Inge King’s Forward Surge, Clement Meadmore’s Dervish, Peter Cortlett’s Tarax
Play Sculpture and Ron Robertson Swann’s Vault are all referenced in Public Art
Strategy. I am interested in how the City’s public art icons might come together
to tell a story about place and identity.” — Emily Floyd

Artwork Comments

  • Michael Kienhuis
  • Michelle Whelan
  • littlegirllost
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