Calm, inspired and awed; those are just a handful of feelings Alex Sanson’s towering works might elicit when you stand before them at White Night Melbourne on Saturday 18 February.
For those wandering into the city from the south, a visit to the Upper Terrace at Birrarung Marr will reveal the wonder that is Spherophyte – a name taken from the Latin words ‘sphero’ meaning ‘sphere’ and ‘phyte’ meaning ‘plant’. The sculpture is modelled on a giant flower that blossoms before the crowd in a meditative display of beauty and near-constant motion.
Journey in from the north to absorb Alex’s second piece, Nebulous, standing tall in Melbourne Museum Plaza. Taking inspiration from imaginations of the earth as seen from the moon, the sculpture is a stunning and intricate steel tower with moving arms covered in thousands of glittering holographic sequins.
While both pieces are mesmerising in any light, they are particularly captivating once night descends on the city.
Watch the video below to hear more about Alex’s breathtaking pieces for White Night Melbourne.