Entry sculpture for the Western Australian Botanic Garden
Kings Park, Perth, WA.

8.5m high x 14m wide

Aluminium, copper, dichroic glass.

 

"Symbiotica" alludes to both plant and insect elements - stamen, petals, seeds, leaves and wings.  It gives form to the mutually beneficial relationship between the plant and animal worlds, without which there would be no gardens.

The patterns in the metal are derived from 11 species of seeds endemic to Western Australia.  The dichroic glass represents the iridescent colours on the wings of birds and insects.