|The Angel of the North (life-size maquette) by Antony Gormley|
|As above, with Him Outdoors|
This work is called Witness by Dadang Christanto and was commissioned by the ANU in 2004. The artist has nailed sculptured sheets of aluminium to a dead tree in the grounds of the Australian National University. The shapes are meant to represent birds clustering on the branches,and in their abstract forms they resemble aboriginal depictions.
They shine and clatter in the breeze and the sun/showers of winter, paradoxically like a scarecrow, but I noticed a couple of magpies who weren't to be intimidated perching alongside their gleaming counterparts!
|Witness by Dadang Christanto|
|Spot the imposters|