Thursday, December 29, 2011

CODA Studio / Foundation Housing Public Art / Preview

Over the past year I have been in the process of completing my first public art work in a team of 4 artists for a project by CODA Studio for the Housing Foundation through the Western Australian Percent for Art Scheme. The other three Western Australian artists involved are Jennie Nayton, Olga Cironis and Penny Bovell. Each artist was invited to choose a site in which to execute their work. The multi-purpose building will be composed of commercial business on the street level with housing on the upper levels.

My contribution has now, after many months (in fact over two years!) of planning finally installed and below are a few preview shots of the installation.  The work is made from perforated aluminum by the team at C-Tech Engineering in O’Connor WA.

For more information about the project please visit

Thanks to David Johnson of CODA Studio for the images of the work installed. I’ll post some professional documentation of the work once the building has been complete in early 2012. 

Digital rendering of the work

And finally it's up!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Australian House and Garden / Top 50 Rooms / Magazine Coverage

The October issue of Australian House & Garden featured an article which was a survey of the Top 50 Rooms of the best of interior design in private homes in 2011. Page 113 featured a room by interior designer Miriam Fanning of Mim Designs for a private residence in which a work of mine features. The sculpture is located in the entry of the east Melbourne residence - below is a scan of the article. If you would like a PFD of the article please email me at

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Design Installation - Mitte, Berlin

The last couple of weeks I worked on a design installation at a new Japanese restaurant in Mitte due to open in December. The installation consists of 15, 000 suspended chopsticks hanging from the ceiling creating a kinetic topography. The work is constructed by threading fishing line through a series of canvases (100cm x 100cm) on which a grid is created and the surface is pierced. Fishing line is secured on the back of the canvas with a bead. The canvas is then suspended with the surface parallel to the floor and the chopsticks are measured and tied, all by hand, creating a wave pattern that will be formed once all of the canvases have been suspended.

Below are some shots of the work in progress – I will post photos of the entire install once it has been completed. The work is by two American designers who are based in Berlin, I'll post more about them at a later date also!