Main Roads Western Australia
Rick Vermey was asked to develop artwork for two sound walls, located in Murdoch. He employed graphically perforated steel to depict locally relevant imagery that have a strong connection to the local flora and fauna species identified with the adjacent remnant bush environment, the Quenda Wetlands. Rick and Martin came together to develop a lighting concept that would not only elevate the artwork to greater heights, but in the process stringently kept an eye on road and public safety. The colours chosen for the back lighting of the screens are based on the colours as associated with the Nnoongar seasons, supplemented with dynamic high lights enhancing key elements of the artwork features one by one. By aiming the lights down wards any environmental spill was eliminated and all light was used to it’s maximum potential and efficiency. The iGuzzini Linealuce Compact RGB allowed minimum energy consumption and maximum longevity, assuring Main Roads a worry-free maintenance. The project has become a recognisable landmark feature for all road users along South Street and Murdoch Drive adding a sense of proudness to the immediate residence in the area.
Martin Klaasen (KLD)