System #30

2009

Sculpture in the Parklands

2002-2010

Julian Wild  (UK)

System #30  is part of a sequentially numbered series of works. I collected pieces of scrap from the site. I saw this process as a kind of archaeology, in which each gear and piece of metal told part of a story of the industrial heritage of the site. Welding these scraps of machinery together, I wanted to hold this collection of objects withing a prevailing ordered form. The disk form lends itself well to the idea of a skimming stone that appears to bounce over the surface of the canal. It is held in the air by the line of trajectory that it leaves behind.