Julie Moselen, Continuum Amplas, 2022
Corten Steel. 2500 x 2200 x 1950mm.
Julie Moselen undertook this work with the desire to make a ‘monumental’ sculpture for Te Whetumatarau Point that would be visible from the gulf as a bold celebration of nature’s rhythms and cycles.
At this scale, Moselen’s signature metalwork recalls the megalithic monuments found in her homelands of West Penwith of remote Cornwall. Alluding to the rituals and cosmologies of her pagan ancestors who fashioned them and embodying the deep reverence for the land that forms their heart-centre.
Like a sweeping, pirouetting Mobius strip in form, yet defying gravity in material, Continuum Amplas bridges the mathematical and the ethereal, the ordered and the intuitive, the human and the divine. The work intends to “explore and discuss that which is bigger than us yet within us”. Viewers are invited to commune with the work as a multi-sensory experience, activating the sculpture through their own touch and listening for how the wind, sunlight, and the surrounding expanse of the ocean also bring it to life.