‘Rhizome’, by Richard Goodwin, is the sculpture at the northern end of the Gungahlin Drive Extension and has been the subject of much mirth and derision from RiotACT readers.
But having finally seen it I think you’re all being a bit harsh.
It’s a real achievement to build such a light, airy structure out of steel. It does evoke native grasses. It does not look like the Chief Minister’s hair.
Get up close to it, really appreciate it, and it will speak to you. Not all art can do that let alone monumental sculpture.
I think the Gungahlinistes are lucky to have it.