Artist Transforms 80-Year-Old Escalator Into An Intertwining Sculpture

Artist Transforms 80-Year-Old Escalator Into An Intertwining Sculpture

Australian artist Chris Fox used the old wooden escalators from a Sydney train station for a sculpture that hangs over the new ones

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 12 december 2017

As interiors are updated, the past is often thrown away. Australian artist Chris Fox, however, has managed to save a piece of design history and give it a new life. He took the 80-year-old wooden escalators of Sydney’s Wynyard Station and turned them into a piece of art to hang over the new escalators. Called Interloop, the sculpture uses 244 wooden escalator steps in its intertwining design.

Fox explains on his website that the piece is about the movement of standing still: “The artwork explores the idea that people are stationary on an escalator whilst also traveling, allowing for a moment of pause that occurs mid-motion. The sculpture resonates with people in this state, referencing all those journeys that have passed and are now interlooping back.”


Lead Image: Interloop photography by Josh Raymond and Chris Fox

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