Water Spirit

Submitted by UAP

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Client: AMP Capital

Location: Sydney, Australia

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Artist

Tracey Deep

Art Strategy, Design Assist, Fabrication and Installation

UAP Brisbane

Overview

Leading Australian artist Tracey Deep is known for her sculptures and installations made of found natural objects that celebrate native Australian flora. Deep was commissioned to develop a site-specific installation for the expansive wall space of the lobby of AMP Angel Place, a commercial office development in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Referencing Indigenous history, Water Spirit is a three-part installation that draws inspiration from the original natural landscape of the area, paying homage to the traditional owners of the land.

UAP worked alongside Deep to translate her work from temporal natural materials, into an up-scaled permanent installation. Comprised of 3 unique elements, the artwork uses predominately welded cast aluminium branches bound together with a waxed cotton, creating a meditative visual language through form, shape and movement. UAP was engaged from the onset of this project, developing a complete art strategy for development and working with the client and artist through all stages of design development, fabrication and installation.

Goals

Tracey Deep is a true original and a national treasure. She is a humble superstar, much loved and hugely revered for her authenticity and devotion to nature, Tracey is a creative adventurer, a biology enthusiast, and magical botanical sculptor. Deep was commissioned to develop a site-specific installation for the expansive wall space of the lobby of AMP Angel Place.

Referencing Indigenous history, Water Spirit is a three-part installation that draws inspiration from the original natural landscape of the area, paying homage to the traditional owners of the land.

Process

UAP worked alongside Deep to translate her work from temporal natural materials, into an up-scaled permanent installation. Comprised of 3 unique elements, the artwork uses predominately welded cast aluminium branches bound together with a waxed cotton, creating a meditative visual language through form, shape and movement. UAP was engaged from the onset of this project, developing a complete art strategy for development and working with the client and artist through all stages of design development, fabrication and installation.