The new work, titled Light (At the heart of illumination), was opened as part of the 2014 McClelland Sculpture Survey and Awards on November 23, 2014.
Terrance describes light as “permeating our entire universe” and as “both physical and metaphysical”. He explains that, according to String Theory, when strings of energy oscillate, they influence the type of particle that comes into being, including photons, which are the fundamental building blocks of light.
The sculpture, made in part of stainless steel, pays tribute to the importance of light in our lives; this is accentuated by seven plexiglass sleeves, which contain fluid reflecting the colours of the spectrum. The coloured light is in a state of continuous motion through the movement of bubbles within the liquid.
Terrance also completed the larger-than-life size bronze of V.C. recipient, Robert Mactier (which was commissioned by the Shepparton City Council), the unveiling of which took place on October 31, 2014 at Tatura near Shepparton in Victoria.
Terrance continues his work on the 15-metre/50-foot high contemporary aluminium sculpture, commissioned by Mr Basil Sellers and gifted by him to the people of Australia. The sculpture celebrates 60,000 years of Australian nationhood, and is to be situated in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney, early in 2015.
He has several other projects in the pipeline, including a large contemporary sculptural piece for the 2015 Florence Biennale.
For more information on Terrance and his work visit: www.plowright.com.au
Photos (top to bottom): Light: At the Heart of Illumination; and Robert Mactier, V.C. recipient.