Artists: mcdermottbaxter (Australia)
Underwater Forest is inspired by the beautiful maritime industrial architecture in Walsh Bay. The artists were intrigued to discover that parts of this area of the harbour are up to 30 metres deep and that the wharves are supported by magnificent native Australian timbers; during construction, two long tree trunks were sometimes connected together in order to reach the ocean floor.
The installation illuminates the ‘underwater forest’ that exists beneath the iconic wharves, highlighting its intricate patterns and textures.
The aim: a spectacular celebration of the beauty of the trees as they rest in their alien and watery habitat.
Country represented by installation: Australia