of three wind sculptures inspired by the wing forms of majestic raptors ‘gather’ beside the Pages River in the Upper Hunter Town of
Murrurundi. Nestling between its hills, their paired counterbalanced ‘Winglines’ hover, flutter, float and glide on local eddies as they turn into the wind.
Two counterbalanced intersecting lines pivot vertically in a controlled scissor - like action. The long primary ‘arm’ is connected to a tilted support post and turns through 360 degrees as it scribes gliding vertical arcs in the air. A secondary, slightly smaller ‘arm’ pivots vertically in mid air off the lower counterbalanced end of the primary ‘arm’.
The focal kinetic intersection is made airbourne by a ‘mid air’ point of pivot to create a heightened sense of free gliding floatation. Whilst both arms respond to the movements of the wind, the smaller secondary arm also moves in a delayed push and return response to the movement of the primary arm. The combination and inter-relationship of horizontal and vertical movements of the paired arms create an intriguing complexity to ‘Winglines’ slow gliding hovering motion.
Themselves a grouping, ‘Winglines’ suggests a gathering place beside the river for residents and visitors to Murrurundi. Gently dynamic in their turning airbourne intersections, they draw the community to them and then on to follow the line of the new Pages River Walk.