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Clear acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work.


Forest is a series of five sculptures located at Buckingham Street, Richmond, designed as placemaking totems to mark the site’s pedestrian entries. Inspired by the site’s original use—an ice factory—the cube form is stacked, replicated, extruded, and shifted to create these permanent markers.

Each sculpture represents the core elements of Wiin (fire), Baan (earth), Yaemeneebik (water), Galk (wood), and Metal, names gifted in partnership with the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri-willam people of the Kulin Nation.
An artist’s statement accompanies each sculpture and tells the story of the elements’ impact on climate change.

Forest stands at various heights—2.6 to 6m—and utilises a combination of materials, including aluminium and concrete. Each form is illuminated at night to create an inviting sensory experience and enhance the streetscape.

Clear’s approach to placemaking and environmental graphic design explores the interplay of light and shadow, texture and colour, and scale and materiality. In this process, we create three-dimensional sculptural solutions that contribute to the site and context, providing compelling sensory experiences.

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Commissioned by Poly Australia for the Lily Garden development in Richmond.