Dear Mr. Edward Ginger,
Hello my name is --------- and I am an art student at Lauriston
I am researching your Melbourne based sculpture " The Echo"
for my exam andI would like to know a few details about it if it
* I would like to know what inspired
you to create it?
* What it is made of?
* How you made it?
* How long did it take?
* What tool where used in the process?
* Thankyou very much for your time.
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I would like
to know what inspired you to create it?
When I entered the sculpture competition for Swanston Walk in 1992,
I was researching and doing a sculpture series called "Totems
from a global village". "The Echo" was part of that
"Totems from a global village" series was inspired by
arts which associated with man's( or woman's) spiritual beliefs
regardless the race or culture. I drew reference for this series
from tribal art, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu as well as Islamic arts.
There was also reference to ancient architecture from Asian region.
My upbringing in Sri Lanka
really provided me with a lot of visual resources for "The
What it is made of?
The Echo is made of steel and then painted with polyurethane colour.
How you made it?
First I made a small scale model of it called maquette. Then I had
t consult a structural engineer to get advice to find right materials
and a way to build it to withstand wind, weight of people etc. Then
I had to hire steel fabricators to do welding work and making the
forms and the shapes of the sculpture.
How long did it take?
The building process took about 6 months.
What tool where used in the process?
Arc and mig welders. Hydraulic bending machines, grinders, cutters,
fork lifts cranes,and spray machines.
12 Nov 1999
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