Mood Arch, 2014
Public art concept
This work focuses on the viewer’s emotional state while passing through the city. It is an interactive sculpture in the shape of an arch that symbolises the ideas of transition and transformation- actively moving from one place to another and from one emotional state to another. The form also reminds us of a rainbow, a metaphor for hope, potential, connection and change. The arch is an inverted letter ‘U’, symbolising the individual or ‘you‘, the viewer who will experience the artwork and in turn activate it.
The sculpture is activated when the viewer walks through it. Sensing their body heat, the sculpture will respond with various colour interpretations reflecting the mood of the participant.