Collaborations with Nature

Tippy tidal masts

Tall and unwieldy masts wobble in the harbour’s wash to scribe enormously amplified arcs high in the air.


30 metre tall tapered masts are attached to floats beneath the marina deck. The masts respond directly to the water’s wash. These unmediated conduits to the water’s wave motion scribe arcing lines of varying proportions in the sky. The masts languidly wobble back and forth to the harbours own rhythms. When a boat passes close by its wave wash sets the masts into animated motion. The varying amplitude and frequency of the waves is translated into the tempo and length of the arcing lines in the sky.