The ‘Meniscus’ artworks provide a subtle but striking feature of this central landscape seating area in this large office park and hotel complex. The public art was developed to have contemporary forms that provide an edge between the internal roadway and the timber seating decks and gardens below the huge Fig trees. The surface tension of the rounded water droplets is apparent in the glistening polished stainless steel forms, with each droplet inset into a white pebble alcove between the linear timber seating benches. The themes of groundwater and water systems pervade the Botany area, with the high water table and old dunes and lagoon systems. The droplets were conceived to reflect the major feature of the site, being the large Fig trees and their broad spreading canopies, the sky, and the moving pedestrians and car movements adjacent. The completed works provide very highly refined focal artworks as an integral part of the central landscape seating area of this new civic precinct of Mascot.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Market: Commercial + Office
Service: Public Art, Landscape Architecture
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Chicago, IL, USA