Thursday, December 17, 2009
Site Specific Sculpture
The final assignment I completed for the LaTrobe Sculpture class was a site specific sculpture. It had to be ephemeral and related to the site.
The site I chose was the Royal Mint where gold coins were minted.
Today it is a Greek museum, but the impressive Mint coat of arms remains on the gates.
So I stacked up gold coins on the gates and left a treasure chest at the foot of the gates.
This also related to the idea of gold paving the streets of Melbourne during the Gold Rush in the 1850s.
The next step was to photograph the elimination of the sculpture.
People were amazingly reluctant to remove the chocolate gold sovereigns. But eventually passers by collected the gold from the streets!