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PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Artist: Gosia Wlodarczak, 2007/08
Title: HAPPINESS & TRUST
Materials: Fibrocement panels, glass panels
Size: approximately 800 m2

A series of ink drawings on paper were scanned and computer manipulated, then the digital files for printing were produced.  The files were printed on: 1- vinyl which was mounted on fibrocement panels then cotted; 2- translucent foil which was sandwiched between two sheets of glass. The glass and fibrocement panels, with graffiti/wallpaper pattern, form parts of external facades of the new Business and Law Department buildings, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Two words: HAPPINESS and TRUST are focus elements of the artwork. These words are essential for modern economics. They are interweaved with shapes informed by selected fragments of texts on Australian economics, and the Australian Constitution.  These ideas are overlapped with shapes outlining human presence. They draw on concepts of learning, fruitful intellectual coexistence, and leadership.

Client: Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Architect: JCY Architects and Urban Designers
Location: Edith Cowan University, Business and Law Department, Mt Lawley Campus, Perth, Western Australia.


images from the top:
1. East (left image) and West (right image) facades of the North Block; the Business and Law Department, Edith Cowan University, Mt. Lawley Campus, Western Australia
2. North Block, detail.
3. left image: South/West corner of the South Block, right image: Glass panes — looking from the interior of the South Block towards the North Block; the Business and Law Department, Edith Cowan University, Mt. Lawley Campus, WA.
4. South Block, detail
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