Friday, April 8, 2011

Public art - Rhizome

This is Rhizome - a huge metal sculpture beside the Gungahlin Drive Extension at the Barton Highway turnoff.

It's big, it's expensive (in the vicinity of $750 000) and very controversial. It's been inspired by a clump of native grasses, and was designed by Richard Goodwin, who has been responsible for a number of highway artworks, among other projects.

Some say it's very appropriate, given the collapse of the bridge under construction as part of the duplication of the road in August last year.

* Yes, if you were here earlier, I did change the photo. Sorry about that.


Anonymous said...

I've been told the alternate inspiration was Optimus Prime's pubic hair...

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