Location: Mildura, Australia
Completion date: 1995
Judy Sutton Moore
Mildura Arts Centre
Mildura Arts Centre
The design for the Mildura, Australia site reflects the diversity of the site. Elements of the design include: the Murray River illustrated by a ground level, curved shape in a mosaic design which runs perpendicular the tall red gum columns. The point of alignment rests on the largest circle, representing Mildura. The unifying input of the whole community is seen through the mixing of materials plus the diverse artistic and cultural styles. The images and tiles in the serpent walkway were created by the 4th grade children and the Aboriginals.
The One Sun project was created as an avenue of communication between people around the world. The project provides the opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds to work together while learning about our world and its inhabitants. As each community unites to complete its own project they will learn about themselves as well as the other communities world-wide. The success of the One Sun project is in the desire of individuals to create a world of better understanding and acceptance for themselves and their children. We protect what we love, we love what we know and we accept what we understand.
The development and completion of the project required the artist to make multiple trips to Australia. During the first visit to Australia the artist meet with community members, the staff of the Mildura Art Center, City officials, and members of the Aboriginal community. All agreed to participate in the One Sun project Australia. The artist developed a design for the park and it was approved.
Every 4th grade student in the Mildura greater area participated in the making of the 4,000 tiles that created the serpent walkway. The aboriginal community created the tiles for the head of the serpent and the diagonal line running the length of the walkway. The red gum timbers were prepared by the art students at the area community college and the ground work in the park was done by city workmen. The artist worked directly with all groups helping with organization and the teaching of artistic skills. At the alignment ceremony both Aboriginal and school dance groups preformed.
Location: Mildura, Australia, City Park The One Sun, One Earth, One Peace was a world community project involving ten sculptures located around the world in nine countries. Each sculpture was unique, symbolic and reflective of the land, the culture and the people of its site. An alignment pole was the only common element unifying the sites around the world.