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Un-built: Esperatics

November 7, 2011

Brad Ladyman and Miik Green’s concept for an urban artwork draws inspiration from fluid and nurturing landscape forms.

This work was developed around ideas of landscape, fluidity and nurturing. This proposal abstracts the notions of ‘drawing lines from the environment’ and evolves into an artwork that can be inhabited and appreciated without detracting from the landscape. The work also offers a dynamic play of light and shadow as the lines are cast over the surrounding landscape and contours.

The positioning of the work in the ‘front yard’ adjacent the new entry canopy to a local college invites the community and directly engages with the audience to reflect and acknowledge the college’s nurturing spirit. The form of the work is a progression of metal sections that evolve and move to create rhythm and define a space which will be enhanced with light and the surrounding new facility.

Nurturing / nur-tur-er / verb (used with object)
1. to feed and protect: to nurture one’s offspring.
2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training and development; foster: Something that nourishes; sustenance.
3. The act of bringing up.
4. Biology. The sum of environmental influences acting on an organism ……

Team Brad Ladyman and Miik Green

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