Balmain Traffic Song

I wrote the poem "Traffic Song" in 1989 and I have been waiting for an opportunity to publish it since then. When Mike Retallick asked me to make something for his new premises at Sydney City Gas, that opportunity had arrived. This work has provided a marriage of poetry and sculpture. Whether either one of them has suffered in their relationship I leave my judges to determine. From my view my work as a sculptor, the poem and this particular site made for a convergence. How often does sculpture and poetry meaningfully combine. In my experience hardly ever. That is why I have worked so hard to bring this work to fruition. I wrote the poem ten years ago. That it may in turn begin to make any kind of impression on the debate locally and generally about traffic or the expression of a community's voice or even what art mighty accidentally do.