A History Apparatus - Vessel Craft and Beacon
The wonderful sculpture by Chris Reynolds has sat on the median strip of Russell St since 1994.
A History Apparatus - Vessel, Craft and Beacon.
Designer: Chris Reynolds
Steel and fibreglass sculpture on bitumen, concrete and bluestone foundation.
This sculpture was created as a part of the National Metal Industry Sculpture Project which was an innovative program that aimed to establish links between art and the greater community.
The work comprises of three main elements (the vessel, craft, beacon). The main components of the sculpture is 24 metres in length. The components refer to concepts that anchor us down in life:
vessel - the past
craft - the present
beacon - the future
Melbourne sculpture expert Mark Holsworth described it as 'steam punk'.
It sits above the first women's public toilet built in Melbourne in 1902. (Now closed.)
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