Asterisk

2020

12m Dia. x 1mH.
Pilbara marble, Chillagoe marble, Sydney Tunnel-stone, Heritage sandstone blocks

Series: X-figure

On Cadigal and Kameygal land, and welcoming visitors at the entrance to new sculpture parklands, Asterisk is a modern compass in Sydney NSW, placing equal value on different perspectives. Combining celestial form and ancient stones sourced from different parts of this oldest Continent in the world, the sculpture links the metaphysical realms of earth and sky. It refers to human journeys and ancient stellar navigation systems used to guide Indigenous travellers on journeys far and wide. Named after the Ancient Greek work for ‘little star’, the asterisk symbol creates a visual and sensory pause. Visible from a human-made 30mH mound at St Peters Interchange in this new transport route, Asterisk's striking shadows create a sundial, marking change of seasons and time of day, and inviting locals and visitors to interact, reflect, explore and play.