Australia born 1947
Rise 1 2010
Known also for his colossal land art projects or geoglyphs created in spectacular and remote regions over seven continents, Rogers has been awarded numerous public commissions for large-scale and essentially constructivist works in bronze and stainless steel. Rise 1 exemplifies this aspect of his practice.
Open in structure, with polished surfaces and a muscular framework, Rise 1 appears to surge upwards from a narrow base to a voluminous superstructure of bars and struts that cast intricate shadows at certain times of the day. In contrast to the muted demeanour of Rogers cast bronze sculpture seen elsewhere in this park, the viewer has the impression here of a towering and dynamic form that is either folding in on itself or expanding according to the viewer’s vantage point.