Lockhart Nelson, Simeon
Invited Shortlist Proposal for Melbourne Airport Sculpture Commission - Client:Australia Pacific Airports; Budget: $1,000,000 aud; Art Consultants: Creative Road. This sculpture proposal was a sequence of towers or spires up to 15 meters high in a geometric arrangement based on the growth patterns of clumping plants and also on diagrams of the eddies and vortices in fluid and aerodynamics. This sculpture is designed to work both from the ground and from the air. It has a cellular organization and looks as if it is in the midst of a process of growth. Its concentric rings could be either growing larger or smaller. The sculpture ripples out into the surrounding landscape from the central spires and has both an industrial and an organic feel, an ambiguous sense of purpose or function. It rises from the earth and seeks to connect to the sky. It feels both embedded in the landscape and pointing to the sky.