Sustainable (PA231)
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2017

Hew Chee Fong and L M Noonan's 'Sustainable' is a steel-like, totemic granite sculpture conceived to celebrate and commemorate methods and systems that won't deplete resources or harm natural cycles. One face has a sculptured circle-shaped aperture and retains the natural texture of the granite's outer skin, symbolising the natural resource aspect. Stone logs (cores) tightly fill this space, their ends flushing with and not protruding past the textured face of the sculpture. The 'full circle' niche form refers to regeneration and the fact that a circle ends in the same place that it starts, because drawing or otherwise creating a circle requires a full revolution, which puts one back where the circle began. The opposite face has a sawn or textured surface that directly references the human instigated processes that turn a log into planks. Into this face is carved a rectangular aperture also packed with protruding granite cores of varying lengths and diameters symbolising the sorting and processing of timber logs. Located at Dick Caplick Park, Eumundi.