Commissioned by Melbournes Living Museum of the West as a kind of monument to previous activities on the site, Pipemakers Park, which is now home to the museum and a public park and the industrial history of the Maribyrnong Valley. The sculpture was designed by artist and museum associate Kerrie Poliness and built in 1999 funded by Arts Victoria's program of the 'Victoria Commissions'.
The site was previously occupied bya concrete pipe factory, Humes Pipes. A significant invention by the Humes company in the 1920s contributed a more ecconomical way of building sewerage/water infrastructure world wide.
The artwork is built out of left-over concrete pipes found on the site, and is located on the old drying racks where the pipes were once stacked in this manner to cure after production.
The artwork was built by a previous employee of Humes, Bruce Duff.