Hide and seek is an artwork installation comprising nine coloured sculptural markers that reference the childhood game of Hide and seek. The artwork encourages enquiry and exploration of nature. It celebrates Yarrabilba's treasure trove of native flora, particularly the banksia, a plant that requires some searching to be found.
The colours of each of the markers hint at new plant growth, while the forms represent young banksia leaves that change shape as they grow, revealing their unique pale silvery backs.
Cut-out shapes within the painted aluminium surfaces of these sculptures provide glimpses of the surrounding trees and highlight the markings of the banksia seed pods. The
pentagonal forms also reference the inherent patterns within plants that become visible upon closer inspection.
Each sculpture is illuminated at night
View from the back when illuminated from the front.
Cutouts are highly visible when illuminated from the front. Folds in the sculptures reveal interesting effects of light play.