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Memory Lane

2016

Sheet metal, recycled plastic water bottles with lids

22 x 100 x 2100cm

Photography: Ian Hobbs

Sculpture By The Sea Bondi

 

 

Artist Statement 2016

Like the ocean we are a body of water, and water, a basic building block of life, permeates our collective memory.

Memory Lane has been constructed from recycled empty plastic water bottles with blue lids. They have been assembled into the shape used to demarcate one of the lap lanes typically painted onto the bottom of 25-metre public pools.

The plastic bottles, in their multitude, have painstakingly been collected from our recycling bins. However, many of their relatives have found their final resting place in the ocean. Assembled en masse, they provide a testament to their numbers, their history and their lifespan. A lap lane of memory.