Lightly moving in the background, ‘Further to Chladni’ is a wall art piece for interior use taking it’s influence from the vibration patterns of a violin plate. Computer fans installed behind the fabric are driven to push the fabric around in similar pattern to the mode shape of an excited violin plate at 1126Hz. As music if often caught drifting out of windows, the piece also references a small poem written by Benedikt Steiner.
‘der Vorhang flattert aus dem Fenster als wolle er sich von innen losreissen’ - Benedikt Steiner, 2017
‘the curtain flutters out of the window as if it wanted to break loose from the inside’
‘RTB’ was designed and fabricated in response to a brief for the 2018 Bridge Never Built exhibition at Gallery Central. The piece answers the often floated about question ‘where is the line between Art and Design?’ A nice answer I once heard likened it to deciding where purple lies on a colour gradient of red to blue; It is very difficult to pinpoint. The model pedestrian bridge is an imagining of what could be spanning the first floor space between the Art and Design building of North Metropolitan TAFE.
As the viewers approach the bridge from either end, they activate the gears via a pressure plate, turning the mechanism and in turn the colour elements. In full size, these elements would engulf the bridge user in a sea of colour as they made their way to the other side. On the outside of the bridge, the ‘line’ will be positioned according to the number of people walking across the bridge from Art to Design, or Design to Art. For the gallery installation, viewers were invited to manually position the line to depict their interdisciplinary movements.
And where is purple? Each project has different influences, a different story and consequently, a different colour gradient.
Recycled Western Australian Blackbutt and hand-blackened steel, 500 x 300 x 1800 (mm)
Toccata is a sculptural, contemporary imagining of a pipe organ clock.
Stamped with number and date of manufacture. Hand-built to order.
Recycled Western Australian Blackbutt and hand-blackened steel, 1200 x 300 x 860h. (shelf: 350h)
‘Page3 Bar6’ is an Entrance Table that is a sound bite of the unique Australian bushland. Bird song was recorded in the Perth hills and converted into a score using music production software. The form is based on the notes in bar 6 of the score.
Stamped with number and date of manufacture, available in custom finishes and hand-built to order.