Throughout the consultative process there have been many considerations and expressions regarding the appropriateness of image/content/artwork to the cemetery location. Prominent amongst those considerations has been the need for the completed artworks to express respect for the sensitivities of the community. Subtlety and reflection also feature at the forefront of community consensus as does the expression of cultural identity, history and the natural environment of Serpentine.
The natural environment is particularly important as the cemetery is designated Bush Forever Site No 371 and effectively restricts future cemetery expansion. A new cemetery is mooted for the nearby locality of Karnup and could place the existing Serpentine cemetery within a predominantly historical context.
In consideration of the impact potential vandalism and the natural elements could have towards the artworks, they will need to be structurally and technically excellent, able to withstand the test of time, requiring minimum maintenance and remain permanent for the foreseeable future. That's about the standard call for non ephemeral public art.