Artisans of Fabrication
Traditionally artisans of yesteryears searched for the right stone or timber and personally hand carved their works of art. However, modern artists and sculptors now work collaboratively to create sculptures using a wider range of materials including stainless steel
Installation artist, Marion Borgelt is a modern artist who in early 2005 completed the most significant work in her 25 year career. However, this is no public installation.
Located high on the 32nd floor of the JP Morgan Chase building overlooking Circular Quay, 'Time and Tide (wait for no man)' features 16 stainless steel spheres resting on an ascending spiral of 16 sandstone pliths. The 4000 kilogram sculpture represents the different phases of the moon and demonstrates how people in corporate life are governed by the global clock.
ASSDA Accredited Fabricator, Stainless Metal Craft took up a challenge that some of the metal workers never faced before. Mimicking artisans of years gone by, man and machine merged through the use of skilled computer experts and metal workers.
Many hours were spent in the complex machining operation and many more in the mirror polishing, to complete the 16 hollow spheres. The team of modern fabricators at Stainless Metal Craft worked tirelessly to bring Borgelt's design to fruition.
Based in Emu Plains, Stainless Metal Craft uses the latest processes and technology to manufacture architectural and commercial building products for industries such as health, aged care, councils, government and schools.
This article featured in Australian Stainless magazine - Issue 35, Autumn 2006.