Inspiration flows

 Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman in front of the as-yet-unfinished Interlace water sculpture.
Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman in front of the as-yet-unfinished Interlace water sculpture.

A WATER sculpture is set to be unveiled in Joondalup�s Central Walk.

Designed by artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Interlace consists of four polished 2.4 metre high stainless steel sculptural fonts.

Triggered by passing pedestrians, the interactive sculptures quietly propel jumping jets of water between the fonts without reaching the path or pedestrians below.

The sculpture, which will be located at the cross-section of Central Walk outside Joondalup Art Gallery, is part of the City of Joondalup�s public art program and will be programmed to operate between 7am and 11pm.

Drake-Brockman described Interlace as an artwork with a mind.

�It incorporates a computer running custom software and has four sensors to detect human presence,� he said.

�The computer controls when and how the laminar flow fountains operate and it has the aim of �weaving-in� its audience into an interlaced composition. �

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the City hoped the work would reinvigorate Central Walk.

A project to enhance the area has also included landscaping, signage, CCTV cameras, fairy lights, bins, seating, planter boxes and new lighting.

Mr Pickard will unveil the sculpture at Central Walk on August 25.