Spanda is located on The Landing and links between the river, the land and the sky to welcome visitors to the quay. Suitably, its form creates a feeling of openness and inclusion.
The form of the sculpture represents ripples or orbits, referencing the ripples of water in the pavement design of Elizabeth Quay and its connection to the sky and the universal form of elliptical orbits from atoms, to planets and galaxies.
Spanda has been designed by internationally-renowned artist Christian de Vietri to be appreciated from all angles and interpreted in many different ways. Its height gives visitors the opportunity to see it from afar and to interact with the art piece by walking through it.
"Spanda is a Sanskrit word that means 'divine vibration'. The term is used to describe how consciousness moves in waves of contraction and expansion. The sculpture gives form to this primordial energy. My intention in making this sculpture is to express and facilitate oneness of the individual with the universal." Artist, Christian de Vietri"
Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000
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