The project centres around the concept of producing sculpture from a set of predesigned forms or modules that can be reproduced using molds. The modules are designed with maximum combinatorial possibilities so that when used together a very wide range of possible sculptural shapes can be made. This approach enables people who might not normally be involved in making sculpture to participate. Therefore another aspect of the project is to develop and run community sculpture projects using the modular system.
Module Design
As part of the design process 3d modelling has been used to test out the combinatorial possibilities of the modules.
Module Dimensions
Module Dimensions
Demonstration Sculpture
Ross Millar has worked with Peter Mcilwain to produce demonstration modules as proof of concept and to gain experience in working with the system. The modules were made from cement fondu with fibreglass reinforcement using temporary moulds. For the proposed project with the Yarra Ranges full scale moulds will need to be made. Once made the system is very cost effective for public sculpture. Also included below are photos of the proposed venue an Minak Reserve, Selby.
Demonstration sculpture - half scale
Demonstration sculpture - half scale
Ross with demo sculpture outside his studio in Selby
Ross with demo sculpture outside his studio in Selby
Possible Installation site
Possible Installation site
Possible venue
Possible venue