Public transport authority of Wa
Jesmonite, concrete retaining walls, paint
The artworks centre on the theme of “Forrestfield – a sense of place”, with particular focus on the connection to nearby Darling Scarp. The two artworks will create an abstract and dynamic surface that draws inspiration from the topography and granite outcrops of the Scarp. We feel this approach will best engage visitors to the facility and impart a sense of place. The use of the tessellated patterning unites the two artworks and develops a strong sense of identity and continuity for the Forrestfield Rail Station.
Station Entry Facade: The Jesmonite panel façade to the left and right of the Station entry will be enhanced with a tessellated 3-Dimensional surface. The tesselation runs at eye level, following an undulating path. The artwork abstractly references the Darling Scarp, it’s horizon line and unique topography. Throughout the day, dynamic shadows will be cast across the surface, emulating the play of shadow and light across the scarp. For visitors and passengers walking or travelling past, the sophisticated surface will appear to shimmer and dance in the light.
Concrete Retaining Wall: Located on the east side of the platform, the 5.5m high x 100m long retaining wall will be enhanced by 5mm recessed line work, extending the full height and length of the precast panels, creating a seamless pattern. The concrete will be further enhanced by adding a painted tesselation pattern in a range of ten colours chosen to compliment the building finishes and reflect the earthy colours of the scarp. For passengers arriving into Forrestfield station by train the artwork will animate to life, as colour dance up and down the wall.