Robert Dunn Reserve is a unique coastal environment, with spectacular views out to the horizon. The forces of
wind interacting with the land and the sea create stunning ripples and waves. Office Feuerman aims to celebrate Mona Vale’s incredible coastline with an artwork that encapsulates the form and energy of a wave.
When the land and the sea meet at the coast, the invisible natural forces such as wind and sunlight become more evident. Wind pushes crashing waves onto the shoreline, creating ripples and swirls of green, blue and white. When the sun rises and sets over the horizon, reds, oranges, and yellows emerge and blend with the purples and pinks of the sky as a patchwork of colours that are never the same. SPECTRUM aims to highlight Robert Dunn Reserve’s spectacular views out to its own unique horizon through an artwork which samples the colours of the Mona Vale landscape at different times of the day.
From a distance the work signposts the park, tall enough to be seen from afar whilst maintaining sightlines toward the coast. Up close, the work interacts with sunlight to create dynamic patterns and shadows on the ground, which change as the sun moves across the sky. The artwork stands as a gateway and a frame, to both
articulate and celebrate the views out to the ocean, whilst guiding people towards the park to further explore the headland.
Oriented to face the horizon, SPECTRUM frames the view out to the ocean through a series of vertical and overlapping structures, forming an appropriation of two waves meeting. SPECTRUM consists of two independent ‘wave’ structures which create the illusion that they are ‘crashing’ from some perspectives. From the side view, the two overlayed sets of lines also construct moiré patterns that shift and move as you pass by.