We are installing Genessee, and at the moment the weather is sunny but so changeable at this time of year. Again we are faced with rolling clouds coming in and a storm brewing.
This piece is not the easiest to install as it is mounted onto a 1 metre concrete block perched on the waters edge. But this is such a spectacular position jutting out over the waters edge and the Harbour Bridge as a stunning backdrop.
The block of concrete was most probably the remnants of a beacon which seems quite fitting for this sculpture that keeps a vidual over the seas.
Genessee is bent and folded in an origami fashion, zinc anneal sheet metal which gives it flex and movement as the bird moves in the wind. This gives flowing movement and the impression of flying through the skies and shoreline.
The bird is mounted to hardwood sleepers and steel IBeams.