Ebb and Flow

Completed: 2018Client: BridgehillArtist: Mark McClellandPhotography: Josh Raymond

Ebb and Flow was commissioned by Bridgehill for the Esprit Apartments development at Mascot.

The landscape responsive sculpture by Cultural Capital’s creative director Mark McClelland acknowledges the importance of water, specifically the Botany aquifer, in the evolution of this part of Sydney. The work suggests the movement of not only water but also people through this landscape across time.

Fabricated from low-carbon steel plate, the artwork’s materiality echoes Mascot’s twentieth century industrial heritage. In responding to the site’s contemporary evolution, the artwork’s long, spiralling form creates a counterpoint to the surrounding rectilinear built forms.

The design of the sculpture enables people to move through it and even sit on it, encouraging a direct interaction between people and artwork that brings a human touch to this development.