Joshua Webb, Blue Sun, 2017. Alex Hotel Northbridge. Photographer: Paul ParinBlue Sun by Joshua Webb

Alex Hotel, 102 William St, Northbridge WA

  • Client: Cicero Projects
  • Role of Artsource: Art Consultant
  • Artist: Joshua Webb
  • Outcome: Site-specific light artwork
  • Artwork budget: $110,000
  • Completion date: June 2017

Blue Sun is a 3-meter (outer diameter) glowing blue tetrahedral loop that cantilevers outwards from the corner of the Alex Hotel, Perth WA. The sculpture floats effortlessly two stories above Lock Laneway, hovering – like a geometric halo – paused in motion… an abstract science fiction made real but still just beyond our reach.

Joshua Webb is an Australian born visual artist (1981), who has exhibited across Australia, the USA and Europe. His practice has been in parallel to his academic pursuits; BFA, Curtin University, Australia, MFA - Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, and his experience working as an individual designer for a select group of technology firms.

His practice is located within the mutually exclusive areas between disciplines like art, design, architecture, film, economics, technology, literature and philosophy. This research examines the relationships between aesthetics, language and meaning; it recontextualises visual language to design aesthetic systems and construct conceptual narratives to make art that can relocate meaning to create something new. The product of this work is by nature interdisciplinary in form; manifesting itself as art that is moving or still images, sculptures and installations.

Joshua Webb, Blue Sun, 2017. Alex Hotel Northbridge. Photographer: Paul Parin
Images top to bottom: Joshua Webb, Blue Sun, 2017. Anodized Aluminum, polycarbonate, PMMA, LEDS, Stainless steel & brass. Photographer: Paul Parin.