"Ruban Rouge" is a commission by the Alliance Française, a non for profit organisation that promotes the French culture and language. Located in Nedlands, Broadway rd, Western Australia.
Completed in 2016.
The Alliance Française is present in major cities across the world.
The sculpture is a landmark that is installed at the front of the building next to the pedestrian foot path on Broadway Road.
It is composed of 2 elements.
The head shape profile represents the French icon, Marianne, symbol of the freedom and the Revolution in France in 1789. It is in laser cut stainless steel with a mirror effect. The laser cutting is used for the cutting of the design of a Graevilia stem. At night, the head is lit with a red light.
The second element is a ribbon with curls an curves unfolding with fluidity outlining the world map as a continuous linking thread in between cultures. It is made in steel and painted with enamel red paint.