Monday, June 28, 2010

Great Petition


One of Melbourne’s most recent public sculptures is on Buston Reserve. Susan Hewitt and Penelope Lee’s “Great Petition” 2008 is a great white furl of a dynamic ribbon representing and commemorating the 1891 Women’s suffrage petition. The sculpture is intersected with a path; allowing the public to move through the sculpture. Along with the sculpture there is a didactic panel by Prof. Marilyn Lake to explain the history of women’s suffrage in Victoria. As political art this is hardly a controversial subject, it is long overdue recognition. As a sculpture it will never be popular but it is beautiful.

6 comments:

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Two heads are better than one. That's what exactly Susan and Penelope did. Amazing sculpture!

Peter said...

What a great sculpture, dappled light is nice too.

Carraol said...

Very interesting sculpture, its like a white wave, congratulations for the artists and thank you for sharing!

JM said...

This is such a cool sculpture with a great meaning!

Marie-Noyale said...

There is a great sense of movement in this.

alex said...

Napenda photo zako sana.

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