Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sculpture meets landscape

The River Runs Through It (Mark Stoner, 2011), is a work at Collins Landing in Melbourne's Docklands that is part sculpture, part landscape. The work and the landscape are integrated. Shaped paving patterns and garden beds complement the more obviously sculptural components of the work. There are landscape pavers that have buckled up into organic sculptural forms. And the most striking sculptural forms, constructed from white concrete, are patterned with the the kind of ridges formed by waves on sand or tidal mudflats, reflecting the watery landscape that forms the context to the work. The work does not sit within a paved plaza space outside an office building - it is the plaza space.

More details in the artists own words here.