Scupture short film: Tree of Life | Phil Price
The large scale, wind-activated kinetic sculpture “Tree of Life” is a major, permanent Public Artwork by Phil Price of Christchurch, New Zealand. Commissioned by Peninsula Link* and installed in December 2012 at the Cranbourne Road exit site, in the suburb of Frankston, located in Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. The Cranbourne Road site on the Langwarrin exit ramp is one of the exit points for access to the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park**.
Tree of Life is one of Peninsula Link’s featured major permanent sculptures and is part of Southern Way’s unique partnership with the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park in Langwarrin, which was established to manage the selection and installation of sculptures on Peninsula Link. Tree of Life is part of an ongoing project that will alternate sculptures on the Peninsula Link Freeway. Every two years until 2037 one new sculpture will be commissioned to alternate between the sites at Skye Road and Cranbourne Road. This will results in 14 new commissioned works spread over the 25 years until 2037. Tree of Life will be relocated to McClelland Gallery in April 2015 and will form part of McClelland’s permanent collection.
Measuring 10 metres high and made of carbon fibre, glass fibre, high temperature epoxy, precision bearings and stainless steel. Located at Cranbourne Road, the large tree like form is a wind-activated kinetic sculpture recognizable with obvious reference to the eucalypt —an Australian icon and will function as a landmark for the natural beauty of the peninsula.
—PeninsulaLink Media release
The music; Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto in D Minor, K 466 2nd Movement – Romanza.
*Peninsula Link: A Public Private Partnership between; Linking Melbourne Authority (Victoria State Government) / Southern Way.https://www.peninsulalink.com.au/Page…
**McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park:http://www.mcclellandgallery.com/
Shooting: Phil Price / Shaun Waugh
Co-director / co-designer / Editor: Thomas Rands
Font credits: Caecilia