Ebb + Flow uses moiré interference patterns and motion parallax to produce the perception of movement when a viewer walks by. It is made of four steel panels with patterns cut into them, backed on either side by a solid white panel. The artists developed the pattern in part by isolating interesting features from designs submitted by four Merivale High School students, with the final pattern taking a bit from each. The artwork is also inspired by the motion of a flowing liquid and by visualization techniques used in fluid dynamics analysis.
Dave Kemp is a visual artist whose practice looks at the intersections and interactions between art, science and technology. Jonathan Anderson is a designer whose work explores how industrial manufacturing and robotic technologies influence the design and making processes.