Canberra 100 seemed like the perfect opportunity to conceive and develop a political sculpture. Canberra is frequently described as a metaphor for Australian politics and its one hundred years of political analysis and argument has resulted in a body of legislation that codifies a plethora of conflicting issues.

This is the back story that informs my concept: each cube represents a political issue. Each of the six facets of my cubes could display a diametrically opposing aspect or opinion of each issue so that when the cubes are installed they could present a preferred opinion, a vote?

But as I made the hundred cubes, the beauty of the material and the joy I felt as my pile of cubes grew higher and higher, made me realise that what I was simply trying to say is:-

“Democracy – participate.”

This sculpture asks the audience to participate, to touch, experiment, feel and to value. Enjoy.