Marine grade stainless steel, acetyl, fasteners
8m x 7m x 8m
PLUNGE relies on the power inherent to Lorne's tidal variations to move. At high tide, the nose is plunged into the ocean; at low tide, it swings up to sit above viewers' heads on the pier. During the tidal cycle, the waves and swells keep the work constantly in motion, creating an aural element as the acetal bearings move across the shafts and the nose splashes into the water.
The artist would like to thank: Andy Batson, Simon Boucher, Jem Selig Freeman, Sarah Jane Haywood, Trevor Parry, Chris Pitt, Emil Toonen and David Woodward, as well as Tim MacLeod and Gemma Craig at MacLeod Consulting (engineering), for their significant contributions to this project.
Photographed in November 2011 at Lorne Sculpture 2011. Images and footage by the artist and Jem Selig Freeman.