Low Pressure High Pressure by Josh O’Rourke for SCAPE Public Art Season 2018 – Re:ACTIVATE Emerging Artist
Josh O’Rourke’s wall mural has visibly taken inspiration from the local environment – specifically the weather that impacts on the coastal area. An abstract version of a topographic weather map, it symbolises weather systems and the huge impact they have on residents and visitors – often dictating whether they have a good or bad experience which has a flow-on effect economically for the area. As a surfer himself, the artist has a close connection to these weather patterns which is relevant to many people who will pass by and view the artwork.
Josh O’Rourke Low Pressure High Pressure. Image courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Public Art. Photo: Heather Milne.