Wednesday, 8 August 2012

North

There are a lot of things get called iconic these days, despite merely being slightly interesting and in the midst of their 15 minutes of fame. More than a decade after it was installed on the Geelong waterfront as a part of the revitalisation of the area, North by sculptor Mark Stoner is a rare example of a contemporary work of public art that could be called iconic. This is assisted by a prominent location on the waterfront and shapes that really fit the location (circling sharks or tacking yachts? You be the judge). The cast concrete forms also continue to set the benchmark for robust and timeless style and beauty that the rest of precinct struggles to achieve.