Radial Line
Public Art Proposal

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Radial Line was conceived as a new interactive outdoor public artwork for a renovated heritage building’s site that would reflect the many facets of the town’s story. The artwork evoked the forward movement of time, the flow of the local river and the turning mills that once lined the river’s shores.

The design for Radial Line consisted of a column clad with a spiraling, geometric pattern of polished perforated zinc and brass. Protected within this outer column was an interior rotating cylinder formed of patterned, perforated steel with lighting within.

The flow of the nearby river is evoked by the gentle rotation of the inner column. The repeating hexagonal cladding plates are an abstraction of the form of the millwheel. They also have a material relationship to the heritage features of the building site as well as other related heritage structures in the town.