Broadsheet Sydney, published on 29 March 2022 by Che-Marie Trigg
“The 335-square-metre work by Maria Fernanda Cardoso is believed to be the largest public artwork by an Australian artist in Sydney’s CBD.
An enormous mural spanning 335 square metres and reaching 11 storeys high has been unveiled on the side of a new building in Sydney’s CBD. Ripples and Droplets, by Colombian-Australian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso, is believed to be the largest public artwork by an Australian artist in the Sydney CBD.
The work is emblazoned on a new 36-storey residential tower, Castle Residences, on the corner of Bathurst and Castlereagh Streets. Designed to be seen from below, or across the street, the work is splashed on the building’s north-facing wall, above a lane that runs between the building and the soon-to-open Porter House Hotel next door.
Cardoso worked with the building’s architect Angelo Candalepas and public-art curator Amanda Sharrad to bring the work to life. Hand-painted using a long-lasting mineral paint, then installed via a series of large-scale panels, the work features circles and spirals that evoke the geometry of the natural world – ripples on a pond or the threads of a spider web.”
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