NEWCASTLE's light rail may only include one bend, but plenty of heads will turn at Jamie North's sculpture near the corner of Worth Place.
The Newcastle-raised artist's arrangement of heritage sandstone and brick blocks uncovered during the line's construction is called Borrowed Landscape.
The site's views over the water towards the former steelworks led North to incorporate steel in his design and helped guide his selection of artefacts from the area's past that were used in his creation.
"My family migrated from Wales and England to work in the steelworks, so I wanted to incorporate steel into the sculpture," Mr North said.
"When I reviewed the heritage materials available, I came across the brick blocks.
"My father did his bricklaying apprenticeship at the steelworks, so I was immediately drawn to that material."
Irrigated native plants will also inhabit parts of the sculpture, which was created as part of a tender from Create NSW as part of the city's light rail project.
Artists were given the brief to celebrate heritage sandstone blocks and steel rail tracks uncovered as the light rail route took shape.
Mr North said he wanted the sculpture to continue to evolve long past its installation.
"I see the piece as being open ended," he said.
"It's quite rare that public art is open ended because it often has to be resolved to a point of permanence in the face of everything it is exposed to in the urban environment."
"Over time I would like to see the plants flourish, mature and adapt to this particular site."