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Yarra Ranges Black Saturday Bush fire Memorial Sculpture

YG Black Saturday memorial sculpture

Finalist

Maquette for Yarra Ranges Black Saturday Bush Fire Memorial for McKenzie Reserve, Yarra Glen.

Brief: to create a Bush fire Memorial for Yarra Ranges.
It aimed to provide a reflective place for the community who experienced the day and its aftermath and future generations and visitors.

Response:
‘Transformation’

A place of transformation… a 4.5 metre cocoon shape, made from ribbons of steel. Each ribbon would have memories etched onto it. Crystals represent lives lost. The community would have the opportunity to place a burnt object inside. Pieces of molten glass represent each Emergency services groups.