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Suspension

This file was photographed in Sydney by Max Darby in October, 2012

 

This colourful suspension is eye-catching. Apart from its wonderful colours, it is a moving work that creates new relationships every few seconds between the various suspended pieces. It can be found in the beautifully restored Queen Victoria building in George St, Sydney CBD.

 

Like Alexander Calder’s mobiles, it seems unlikely that any single relationship between the many parts will ever be repeated. There is an infinitesimal number of possibilities.  The various forms, based on natural found plants and insect life, change as winds blow through the various 3 floor levels of the building.

 

From below, the shapes give a feeling of light-headedness and of suspended umbrellas. In fact, students could create their own suspension based on glowing and moving colours painted onto old umbrellas found in an Op Shop.

 

 

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