gary deirmendjian selected works

echo 2008 - 09



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:::: public art commission - sandstone and audio elements
:::: Cnr Sussex and Erskine Streets, King Street Wharf, Sydney
:::: Ibis Hotel and Plaza development: architects Cox Richardson, builders St Hilliers, masons Stone Mason & Artist, client ACCOR
:::: project managed by Creative Resolutions (Australia)
:::: 3 by 5 grid of 15 stone blocks, each 870mm square - depth variable (ranging from 100 to 500mm), strict 30mm gap between stones
:::: Yellow Block sandstone
:::: embedded sounscape of water lapping on a sandy shore

special acknowledgements:

Einion Thomas (Creative Resolutions), Bevin Hudson (Rushcutters Bay Gallery), Chris Kelly (St Hilliers), and Michael Wills (stonemason)


artist statement

When first I learnt of the original shoreline having once played
across this very site, a vision of an escarpment and the sound of
lapping water came immediately to mind - a sandstone outcrop
with deep vertical and horizontal grooves dug by wind and water.