Thursday, December 20, 2007

They've got big balls in Brisbane Square.

Ordinarily, these metal implements serve as cutlery holders used to drain implements in the kitchen.

Simple in their design, they are triangular and horizontal holes to allow drainage. They're commonplace in homeware stores. However, they do have other uses and where else to display this ingenuity but in Brisbane?
Hexagonal plates welded at the points form a sphere as one would a soccerball. The little collanders arranged in starlike patterns are welded to these plates, deflecting the light underneath them in a myriad of ways. They are ethereal and space like.


Detail of yesterday's photo

Designed by a 2o year old graduating artist from the Queensland College of Art, you can find these metal baubles at the foot of Christmas trees.

All photos taken in Brisbane Square.

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