Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

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Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

My long time friend and assistant Greg Hatch sorting out the components.

Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

We have installed the slotted base and end pieces. Now we are attaching one of the plywood slices to the first sheet of glass.Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

A few more sheets of glass and the form is starting to be visible.
Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

Here I am reflected in the glass after a few more sheets are added.

Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

All the sheets are now in place and the stainless steel ends are fitted.Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

The custom made light fitting is turned on and the sculpture comes to life.Dive a Public Art work for the City of Melville

This work was inspired by a once in  lifetime experience that I had at the Blue Grotto on the coast of Capri , we arrived too late to be able to enter the grotto by boat as the tide had come in and there wasn’t enough headroom. Rather than miss out I decided to dive in and in and have a look. I dove of the rocks into the water and was entranced to see pure blue as I entered the water, I felt I had dived into a colour rather than water.