A breathtaking 23 metres in height, Venus Rising is a stainless steel structure made up of hundreds of interlocking rings and polished tubes that twist gently at the waist to create a hollow spiral.
The artist has said it was inspired by the intersecting rings of a nautilus shell and at a ceremony to mark its arrival, Minister for Government Services, Building Industry and Information and Communication Technology Simon Finn claimed it would become a beacon on Brisbane's skyline.
Illuminated from the base, the piece can be entered at ground level. Once inside, observers can look up to the sky through an 'oculus' at the top.
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