Two large aluminium forms with text, line and images. Wall mounted.
In 2004 artist Steve Tepper created this wall composition of two abstract lure forms from aluminium plate for the westerly internal wall of the Clarkson Library. It was inspired by the spinning and reflective qualities of a lure as it moves through the water. His original concept drew from three themes:
the ocean – the depth and life within it
lures – their part in fishing and their qualities
associated text and language – words like algae.
The words are all words related to the sea and aim to stir the imagination. They float in blue/green tones above the shimmering, reflective, water-patterned aluminium surface. This large artwork really creates sense of place within the library and is an exceptionally beautiful piece.