The work takes its title from the 1985 Talking Heads song. The kinetic sculpture employs a 'highway' as its central conceptual and visual motif, used as a symbol of modernism, mobility and individual freedom. It is to be read as a metaphor for life - emphasis on the journey above the destination. The work is activated with a single, circular, repetitive motion via a simple crank mechanism. Artist Greg Creek described his encounter with the work as "experiencing something halfway between a film and a memory".
timber, steel, rear vision mirror, rubber, model trees, paint, model train, grass, safety tape
40 x 35.5 x 47 cm
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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