Hand forged copper, thermoformed acrylic
The Port Jackson Fig tree is a spectacular tree that grows on the rocky outcrops surrounding Sydney Harbour. This species is an iconic and unique vision with its muscular aerial roots and monumental buttress roots. The Port Jackson Fig is an emblematic representation of the original ecosystem of this site.
Inspired by the two magnificent Port Jackson Fig trees at the entrance to the Pavilions, Figtree is made from a series of copper ‘ribbons’ that twist up the walls, and curve into an arbour above the entry corridor. The hand painted ‘petals’ represent the figs which uniquely contain the fig tree flowers within them. The ‘petals’ are balanced and able to move with the wind, and the copper has been lovingly hand-textured to resemble the pitted, furrowed bark of the fig trees.