As an artist, whose involvement with creating art in public spaces now spans 19 years, one of the key issues I have is with how to link public art (mostly incorporated in new public infrastructures) with the natural environments and prior histories that the artwork and infrastructure have displaced. My aim is always to address the importance of the balance between nature and culture. The way in which our relationship to nature and the prior histories of a ‘site’ are translated, depends foremost on the nature of the commission and its location.
Falling through Space
The gap between public art /new infrastructure and the displaced natural environments
Issue:Vol 5 No 2 (2020): SPECIAL ISSUE: Public Health and Well-being in Public Open Spaces through Climate Responsive Urban Planning and Design
Pages:147 to 154
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (2006). Habitus Habitat: Art and Environment in the Great Walks of Queensland. Brisbane, Australia: Environmental Protection Agency.