Design Canberra 2021 logo

Lan Nguyen-hoan
Past event Free event

Lan Nguyen-hoan

A staircase from here to where?
Polypropylene, Brass, Stainless steel

The concept for this piece arose from a particular interest in the tree that snugly frames the work itself. Significantly, the negative space caused by tree’s bifurcated trunk provoked contemplation into notions of portals and the ‘in between’. The helical staircase represents a journey of transformation, whereby the combined gestures of ascension and circular movement are symbolic. Furthermore, the staircase leads into a reflection, thus perplexing the intent of destination.

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.