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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Title of Artwork
Balancing Act

Artist/s
Marijana Tadic

Location 
Mobara Park, Garden Terrace, Mawson Lakes

Form 
Sculptures in concrete

Commissioned by
City of Salisbury

Project Partners
Mawson Lakes Community Trust Fund, Delfin Lend Lease and Arts SA

Year of completion
2004

Rationale
This sculpture symbolises a balance between our inner needs such as tranquillity and comfort versus material abundance and economic progress. The work makes references to North and South as two different hemispheres, and East and West as two cultures that have evolved from different traditions but share similar values, aspirations and design principles. The work is inspired by geometric simplicity which reveals a subtlety and richness in spatial articulation. It derives from circular forms that share the serenity and clarity characteristic to traditional Japanese architecture. The sculptures are placed over the gentle curved mound, designed to evoke a sense of movement or rolling effect. The artwork together with the Garden of Shifting Skies makes a compelling statement about the need to understand nature and the need to work with it.