|Spout [Mark Grey-Smith. 1988. Ferro cement. Acquired 1998. (Crisp Building grounds)]|
Not quite finished with the ANU water feature of the past few days ... As well as the peaceful reflecting pond, and the mossy walls with the small splashing fountains, there's this cement sculpture.
From the ANU Sculpture on Acton Campus brochure:
Mark Grey-Smith graduated in sculpture from the Chelsea School of Art, London and completed postgraduate studies at the ANU School of Art, where he later taught sculpture.
Appropriately for a fountain, the arch form of this sculpture looks like a fossilised spout of water with its splash. Grey-Smith makes honest use of that extremely versatile construction medium, reinforced concrete. This is seen in the way he allows the metal rib structure to show through the sinuous organic arches and the opening and closing forms sprouting at their base.
Mark Grey-Smith was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1950, and has two other sculptures on the ANU campus.