This week sees Chris and I entering a sculpture each into another coveted Sculpture Exhibition. Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition. And I have to say I am particularly excited about the possibility of being accepted because Chris is entering one of the big ones. And it just so happens to be my favorite one. Amplitudes. Don’t get me wrong, I totally want my smaller sculpture to be accepted too, but I just love Amplitudes and I think that you all will too.
Amplitudes is a big 3m tall by 3m wide and is made from Corten steel with a natural rusted finish and includes a polished single stainless steel wedge at the top right or left, depending on your view.
Some say it looks like the perfect pencil shavings that come from using a pencil sharpener. And some say it looks like a sea creature. And I love that different people see different things in the sculpture.
It is actually a representation of a measure of change over a single period, be that of time or space. And in the case of the Amplitudes sculpture is a representation of the measurement of change between the peak (highest amplitude) and trough (lowest amplitude). Here the Amplitude is a constant continuous wave where the relationship from peak to peak is fixed and known, unlike those seen in the rhythms of the ocean which formed the absolute base inspiration for the sculpture.
So share the love of this piece and wish us both luck. Hopefully in a few months I will be writing about our involvement in the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition. Fingers crossed!