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James Geurts Floodline is a conceptual site-specific work comprising three oversized water-level sculptures positioned in a line that place the audience underneath the water of a great historic flood. Arranged eight metres apart an invisible horizon of the flood level runs through the sculptures, generating an abstracted mirror of the gauges on the illusory surface. Floodline materialises a phenomenon caused by refraction, where an underwater viewer sees everything above the surface of the water as a distorted reflection. The ripples through the sculptures intensify as they reach the ancient wetlands of Stamford Park.

Artist: James Geurts
Client: City of Knox
Location: Stamford Park, Rowville, Victoria
Project Management: David Hagger

Floodline, 2023
marine grade aluminium
400 x 70 x 30 cm each, 8m apart

Commissioned by Knox City Council for the Stamford Park Public Art and Heritage Project.

Photography: James Geurts
October 2023