HERE BENEATH / SUSPENDED ABOVE – MECHANICS LANE PASTE-UP 29 OCTOBER – end 2018

HERE BENEATH / SUSPENDED ABOVE – MECHANICS LANE PASTE-UP 29 OCTOBER – end 2018

Local artist Jessie Stanley has set the community a riddle-solving challenge in her new paste-up commission in Mechanics Lane in Castlemaine.

The installation titled Here Beneath / Suspended Above contains two riddles that describe aspects of our relationship with our environment. One that is unique to Castlemaine and one that echoes a more universal experience.

When viewed from the laneway, a jumble of letters are suspended within a blue and red pattern to create a vibrant sign that needs decoding to discover its hidden messages.

The riddles can be read during daylight hours by using the blue and red filters provided with an invitation in the foyer at the Phee Broadway Theatre and Castlemaine Library.

Artist Jessie Stanley said the optical illusion works by playing with the properties of light and the way our eyes perceive colour.

Think you can solve the riddles? If so, you are invited to contact the artist at post@jessiestanley.com. Correct answers will go into the draw to win one limited edition print from Jessie Stanley in January 2019.