Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran's monumental multi-limbed avatar 'Earth Deities' has been unveiled as a central work for Vivid Sydney, 2022.
Towering over a corner of Hickson Road Reserve, the contemporary sculpture is positioned between famous Sydney landmarks – the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the expressive grin of Luna Park’s entrance – and reflects upon Sydney as a global, multicultural city with plural histories.​​​​​​​​
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‘The work extends core processes of my art practice – especially the transfiguration of earth, fire and water – while connecting ways destruction has been positioned as a generative force in various narratives of belief.’ – Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran​​​​​​​​