A Short Walk

A Short Walk 550

 

Artist

Matthew Calvert

Medium

Steel, highly polished concrete aggreage mixture hand seeded with textured and coloured broken tail light reflectors

District

South Canberra

Commissioned

2011

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A landmark for the main turn into the Weston Creek Centre, A Short Walk consists of figure silhouettes of a big sister, little brother and little sister that derive from the pedestrian crossing sign. The grouping suggests friendship, family and community, while the incorporation of broken tail light reflectors betrays the artist’s longstanding concern with car culture and road safety issues.

Matthew Calvert
A Short Walk, 2011
Steel, highly polished concrete aggreage mixture hand seeded with textured and coloured broken tail light reflectors
Corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Brierly Street, Weston Creek