2012 | Melville Sculpture Walk

Wireless Hill Park

Two cans and a piece of String

During my life time methods and devices of communication have changed beyond recognition: from my brother's crystal wireless set, mantle radios, and transistor radios to the current ipod, mobile phone, kindle, etc. The first personal communication 'device' I ever used was two tin cans joined by a piece of string. To me this was magical: you could talk to someone across the street or in another room just as long as the string was tight! This installation refers to my childhood games with a tin can telephones.

The colours and text make reference to the flora as well as the historical dates and events of and on this site. They are also decorated with the mathematical symbols of Amplitude Modulation (AM radio waves) on which the 'telephone' depended.