iDIDIT!

Submitted by Artplusdesign

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Client: Stocklands

Location: sunshinecoast, Australia

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $162,000

Project Team

Artist

Russell Anderson

artplusdesign

liaison, public art officer

Julie Hauritz

sunshinecoast council

Overview

iDIDIT! is a monumental sculpture that captures the joy of a child successfully performing a cartwheel. iDIDIT! is a bold statement that elevates the fundamental importance of play in human development and promotes learning, health and family focus.

Goals

iDIDIT! is a prominent day/night statement viewable from 360 degrees and designed to be interesting for car passengers, pedestrians, hospital patients and visitors and park goers.

Process

iDIDIT! is created from 244 layers of 25mm plate weathering steel. It is 25 tonnes and serves as a focal point and welcome to the Sunshine Coast Private Teaching Hospital.

Additional Information

‘Play energises and enlivens us. It eases our burdens, renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.’ * Stuart Brown, MD. In Brown, S., & C. Vaughan. 2009. “Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul”. p.166, New York: Penguin.