Mittagong, Australia, 2012
The clients invited me to create a large pear sculpture for their rural property in the Mittagong highlands, south of Sydney.
Initially, to confirm the shape of panels, I developed several fragile, paper marquettes. Because of the size and complexity of forming and pressing compound curves in stainless, I decided to make a small 600mm steel marquette, pressing and cutting to achieve the curved neck of the pear within the convex panels of the sculpture; a process that took several weeks to achieve.
The three meter high Mittagong Pear involved many additional equally challenging processes.
The artwork is lit with in-ground LED spot lights.
Materials: Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel. Electropolished.
Dimensions: Height 3000 x 1200mm maximum diameter.