"Passages"

aluminium, dichroic and lenticular polycarbonates, copper paint, 1874 bridge timbers, LED lighting

12.0m high x 5.5m dia

 

The crossing of the Tingalpa Creek was perhaps the most significant portal in the history of European settlement of this area and the focus for this sculpture.  The themes move between Aboriginal history and white settlement, giving form to the concept of exchange, both mercantile and cultural.

The 5 arms depict:

a.  the cobbled ford across Tingalpa creek
b.  uses recycled  hardwood from the 1874 bridge across the Tingalpa Creek
c.  the scar from cutting out the indigenous bark canoe
d.  Capalaba:  ‘kappella’ =  ring-tailed scrub possum;  ‘ba’ = place of
e.  Bora rings of the Quandamooka people