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Akio Makigawa, Elements and Being, 1990, marble. Photo Sam Roberts

Elements and Being

Akio Makigawa

Elements and Being draws on influences from nature, time, humanity and culture being drawn together in a focal point. This artwork is overlayed with many symbols. The symbolic black Maquino marble and white Carrara marble acting as a reference to day and night on bluestone that historically references Adelaide's early building material. The strata patterns in the work reference the earth, and each of the 5 elements representing the points of the Southern Cross. The artwork is located in the upper forecourt.

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