Thursday, August 05, 2010

Aurora


Aurora named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora's inverted cargo net makes a symbolic connection to Docklands' history as Victoria's most important port. 

Aurora' is a 14 metre high stainless steel piece commissioned by the State Government. A crucial element in Geoff Bartlett's design was that 'Aurora' should present strikingly different characters by day and by night, is lit from within to create a glowing orb floating above the street. The piece encourages pedestrians to walk through it's legs and look upwards, to " focus their attention away from the everyday and to reflect upon the work and the sky beyond "

Aurora, Victoria Point, Melbourne Docklands, corner of Harbour Esplanade and Bourke Street

7 comments:

paul said...

Great perspective on a huge sculpture.

Au and Target said...

I love the angle you took this at. Awesome!

nobu said...

I love this modern art!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

hello! congratulations for this wonderful presentation of Melbourne!!!

Shelagh said...

I love your composition and phitigraphy!
Can't help comparing this sophisticated sculpture with the unsophisticated village named Aurors, where I live.

Eki said...

This is a magnificent structure. From this angle it looks even more beautiful.

jazza said...

I really like...

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