PROJECT | The Joan Kirner New Women and Children’s Hospital
LOCATION | Sunshine
CLIENT | Western Health
Pneumatic kinetic sculpture.
Aluminium, steel, paint,
composite, pneumatic mechanisms, control valve bank, program logic controller.
Ode to Joan is was designed to engage children and adults as they wait in the hospital reception.
The sculptures kinetic movements are conceived as a soundless symphony, a mechanical wonder that celebrates natures cycles of renewal and growth. The kinetic sculpture is pneumatic using compressed air to animate the wings of the butterflies to open and close the flowers, at once mesmerising and therapeutic.