Shadow shapes set the screens
ANNE Neil drew inspiration for her latest public artwork from the shadows created by trees around South Perth.
The North Fremantle artist’s Dappled Light artworks, including sculptures and screens, are a major feature of the new Pinnacle apartment building on the corner of Labouchere Road and Charles Street in South Perth.
“The tender was put out by art consultant Alison Barret and developer Zone Q and I submitted my artwork brief, my idea of including the patterns of light which can be seen through the trees. The backlit light box in the lobby of the building was inspired by firewood banksia flower, which I saw at Perth Zoo.
“There are hundreds of screens with a pattern that are used from the ground floor to the 19th floor on the northern and southern sides.
“I’m hoping the sculptures outside of the building will provide informal seating as people head to and from the zoo. It’s a place they can relax.”
Ms Neil said the sculptures were created at her workshop in North Fremantle, while the screens were fabricated by Cult Engineering.
“I’m absolutely delighted with how it looks; everyone gave 110 per cent to the projects,” she said.
Anne Neil takes a rest on one of her sculptures.