Photograph Denis Wilson
Promise, May 2003.
Civic Walk, Canberra.
Promise was part of Domain, a public art event presented by The Australian National University, National Institute of the Arts, School of Art as part of the National institute of the Arts/Department of Urban Services Community Outreach program. It is an interactive game painted onto a paved area in a 6 metre-diameter circle. Each of the eight shapes is the same in a layout plan but different to viewers who see each shape from a different angle. As viewers move, this angle changes. The faster they move, the faster the pattern of shapes they see is reordered into the same pattern. With sufficient speed, the pattern may appear constant while the ground spins.