Time and Tide 1994

MAKIOGAWA, Akio

Registration number

1088166

Artist/maker

MAKIOGAWA, Akio

Title

Time and Tide

Production date

1994

Medium

bluestone, white marble, bronze, stainless steel, concrete, fibre optics

Dimensions (H x W x D)

800 x 2000 cm

Inscriptions

1842 / TIME AND TIDE / AKIO MAKIGAWA / 1994

Credit line

Commissioned through the City of Melbourne's Percent for Art Program, 1994
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Akio Makigawa, Time and Tide

Summary

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.