Taking Flight was commissioned by Aurecon: a world-class engineering, management and specialist technical servicing group. Their brief was to create an inspirational wall work for their Brisbane Office’s Reception Area. ‘Aurecon’ means golden thought.
In the work Waterson aimed to capture a ‘golden’ or precious moment evoking a sense of action and growth; similar to birds alighting from a forest or the flourish of blooms in spring. The work is made from folded aluminium. The folds are quite extreme; rather than aluminium it appears to be folded effortlessly from paper. The result has a beautiful duality: a sense of randomness, dimension and action underpinned by a hidden three-part system.