Each 210 x 210cm
This work was commissioned to reflect the history
of a site in central Brisbane, which is part of the city's urban
mythology. Although the development involved a mixture of retail
and housing, the site had long been vacant and had been the proposed
location for a cathedral, which never eventuated due to a financial
scandal during the 1930's depression.
The architect asked that site history be expressed in
a way that did not reference any specific religion. The work has
echoes of stained-glass windows but also speaks of the use of sacred
geometry in many religions.
Technical considerations included UV resistance and
the weight of the panels, which are attached to a lift-wall. Safety
and vandalism were also a consideration given that the site is one
block from Brisbane's entertainment area.
The motifs developed from reseach into the use
of geometry in religious architecture and were designed on computer.
The aluminium was CNC cut using a high-pressure waterjet.