Time and Tide 1994
Time and Tide
bluestone, white marble, bronze, stainless steel, concrete, fibre optics
Dimensions (H x W x D)
800 x 2000 cm
1842 / TIME AND TIDE / AKIO MAKIGAWA / 1994
Commissioned through the City of Melbourne's Percent for Art Program, 1994
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
Location: cnr Swanston and Little Collins Sts
Like many of Makigawa’s works, this sculpture is monumental in scale. It comprises horizontal and vertical elements, which extend some 20 metres over its Town Hall Plaza site. Fibre optics are embedded in the concrete and the light they emit creates a different mood night and day. The individual elements of Time and Tide loosely represent a tree – signifying growth, knowledge and the land – a flame – signifying rebirth and transcendence – and a shell – signifying the ocean.
Time and Tide was commissioned by the City of Melbourne through its Percent for Art Program. Unveiled 16 December 1994.