Life on Earth (the pair)

The Beginning of Green

1974

Wood, Lacquer

85 x 85 cm

The Rising of Suns

1978

Ferro-cement

Height 150 cm

Life on Earth

The Beginning of Green was the first of the two pieces to be conceived. It sprang from the co-existence of endurance and fragility transparently evident in the Australian landscape. The Beginning of Green is a "plan" for detaining and digesting energy. The other half of the story had to be converting the energy to mass. The Rising of Suns is a "plan" for that moment.