The Weather Harp

2003 – Stainless Steel, timber, epoxy, aluminum, goat skin, mixed media – 2.4m x 7m x 1m

This work was one of the Melbourne City Council's Lane-way Commissions. The Weather Harp was designed to harness the wind currents in a barren section of Sugden Place and create a musical back drop and visual focus to the site. The wind-cup attachment played the melody as it turned, plucking the strings, whilst the balance arm (designed and made by Cameron Robbins, also of Down Street Studios), played the bass line. This work was only meant to stay up for a year, however it got to stay up for two years due to its popularity with the locals.