WE NAILED IT!
We were privileged to be asked to work with Michael Eather, a contemporary Australian artist and gallerist based in Brisbane. Michael helped found the Campfire Group, a significant cross-cultural artistic collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Michael’s work “The Righteous Mind” came about from an invitation by curators at the Australian Parliament House Canberra, for an exhibition entitled “Boundless Volumes” – The discarded copies of Hansard volumes of beautiful bound books, transcripts from decades of Parliamentary speeches that have become obsolete for practical reasons.
We are often asked to manufacture creative and different public art pieces and we certainly nailed it with “The Righteous Mind”!
The books were placed to the artists plan and held together with aluminium rods so there is no movement, with an aluminium plate in an internal cut out area behind the books cover to hide the fixings. Each fixing rods is drilled through all books to the base.
The public art piece was then sprayed gloss black and the crimson painted nails, of varying lengths were then drilled and glued into place.
Creative collaboration between the artist and our team to realise his creation, ensured the design intent was met and the work was buildable. The key is aligning our execution with the vision of the artist and the aesthetic of their project.
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