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Public Art Balancing Act 1

Balancing Act

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Title of Artwork: Balancing Act

Artist: Marijana Tadic

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 tranquility 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.

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