A specially commissioned kinetic sculpture by renowned artist Laura Woodward dynamically animates an asymmetrical conical void over the United Places Botanic Gardens foyer. The negative space, designed to channel the play of light as the sun moves on its axis through the day, is brought to life by Laura’s work. Creating volumetric shadows and reflections in a dance of elemental movement, the sculpture interacts with the monochromatic surfaces of the hotel’s arrival area to create something compelling and mysterious.

A widely exhibited artist, Woodward has received a number of prestigious awards, travelling scholarships and commissions. A lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Laura also owns and manages Ironside Studios and is cofounder of the design business Like Butter.