This three story high sculpture is inspired by the minimalist forms of laptops and tablets combined with pages and books, represents the underlying idea that information has transformed from ‘paper to pixel’ in the 21st century. Inspired by traditional libraries and the books they house, the sculpture directly reflects the forms of pages and book covers. The pages and books form flowing lines that break the architectural form that they are fixed to. The intentionally minimal forms of the sculpture also resemble laptops and tablets, combined with pages and books, from paper to pixel. It’s not a linear transition, rather one that flows and morphs, intersecting like paths of information within the cyber-world.
The work was created by Futago, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Hobart, Tasmania. The team has expertise across a number of disciplines including public art, graphic design, interpretation, sculpture, lighting design, fine art and project management. These skills, in combination with their philosophy of working in collaboration, allows them to realise unique ideas in public art and environmental design.