Resilience Sculpture in Paraburdoo
As the interpretive sign says:
“It is a one-of-a-kind in Australia and the product of a unique and innovative approach to creating public art in Australia. Envisaged by Western Australian artist Alex Mickle, the sculpture was constructed by the local community for the town of Paraburdoo, as part of a state wide FIVE project.
The concept, themes and design of this artwork are a direct result of conversations that occurred over a 12-month period between the artist, the mine workers and community members of Paraburdoo. Chance meetings, research, experimentation and visual enquiry informed every aspect of the work you see before you. The sculpture pays homage to the mining industry of the Pilbara, the people of Paraburdoo, local Indigenous culture, the unique beauty of the landscape and the spirit of regional communities in Western Australia."
It’s pretty impressive and sits beautifully in the landscape above the little town of Paraburdoo.