The Encounter

The Encounter

 

Artist

Hugo Morales

Medium

Steel

District

Civic

Acquired

2014

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Hugo Morales
The Encounter, 2006
Steel
Latin American Plaza, Civic

The Encounter commemorates the 2006 meeting of sculptors in Palmar, in Uruguay’s Soriano Province. The sculpture is made entirely of discarded steel from the 1982 construction of the Palmar Dam and hydro-electricity scheme.

The 19 triangles, that represent the home provinces of the sculptors, are encircled by the ring that symbolises Uruguay. The gears, waves and steel cables express Uruguay’s generation and transmission of hydro power. The sun is represented by the inner circle.

Launched 27 March 2014 by Dr Chris Bourke MLA, Member for Ginninderra, and Dr Ricardo Varela, Ambassador of Uruguay.

Donated by the Government of Uruguay and the people of Soriano Province.