The New City Beautiful II is a free-standing sculpture that references the inherent historical features of local, long-gone architectural structures.
Tilt was commissioned to detail the design and then construct and install the artwork by Nuha Saad.
The sculpture is the second public artwork for a large development site, supported by City of Sydney and funded by the Meriton Group. The two artworks complement each other, both conceptually and aesthetically.
Tilt worked closely with Nuha Saad to ensure the artistic objectives were met whilst balancing the durability and materiality concerns of elements designed for the public domain.
The free-standing sculpture references the inherent historical features of local, long-gone architectural structures. Meanwhile, the work introduces a contemporary art aesthetic to the newly formed streetscape, further reiterating the future and lives to be lived there.
The colour and structure of the work act as symbols for the many migrants of the past who were drawn to the area to live and work. The structure also acknowledges the contemporary movement of people who will come together to form the new Rosebery and Green Square communities.
The artwork showcases a pair of painted stainless steel fabricated elements mounted within a pre-cast concrete base. The vertical elements were carefully arranged during construction to reflect the original artistic concepts.
“Working with the team at Tilt has been great – they have been able to take my concept design and make the artwork a reality.”
– Nuha Saad
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