'Then, Now and into the Future'
Col Henry 2021
Materials - 316 marine grade stainless steel
Lyrique lane is situated between Perkins St, and Wolfe St, Newcastle, NSW.
The laneway meanders through this city block, close to the water front precinct and the CBD of the City of Newcastle.
'PORTAL to the UNIVERSE' 11m long
This work is 1 of 6, and are inspired by the curated theme of Then, Now and into the Future.
The 'Portal' is an organically formed tube that conjures many abstract thoughts and references. Abstract art has the ability to allow the viewer to rely on their beliefs, culture and life experiences to explain 'meaning'. - This work allows for that.
CREATING LEGEND - The 'legend', AND emotional realisation, that will surround this work, is crafted to allow the broadminded audience member, that if they can transport their mind through the length of the 'Portal', they will arrive, evolve and move into a new beginning, and then onto endless possibilities as they move through the future, onto the Universe. The Sky is the Limit!
'THEATRE LIGHTS' 2.5 m diam.
Two of the works, not shown or installed yet, are inspired by the historic Civic Theatre, located several blocks away. The hertiage listed building is adorned on the outside in Georgian Revival style, while the interior is considered as Spanish Baroque style. The centre piece of the theatre is a magnificent domed ceiling. This was the inspiration for the Theatre Lights. They hang at each end of the western walkway, and will contain LED lighting that will reflect from the inner surfaces of the satin polished stainless steel.
At their center, is a abstract and visual 'Waterfall', - referencing Newcastles hinterland -. This is group of over 100 'KINETIC' mirror polished elements that will shimmer in the breeze, referencing the 'Portal to the Universe' - and conjuring in the audiences mind, the emotion and movement of a cascading waterfall.
'FLOWER LIGHTS' 1 x 2.5 m and 2 x 2 m diam.
At the centre of the western walkway, three work will hang in a cluster, inspired by local indigenous flowers. These works reference the flowers blooming, and are an intellectual segue to the concept of growth, regeneration and looking towards the future.
LED Lighting These 6 works, and the centre court fountain will be linked and controlled to turn on a specified times, creating a curated LIGHT SHOW.