Thank you. How much did the location affect your response to these works, you reckon?
Location was definitely a factor, and sometimes made a big difference. There was some very thoughtful placement. Part of it was like walking through an Enchanted Forest or should that be Enchanted Bush with the anticipation of seeing the sculptural surprise round the next bend. In the open headland portion, it was a field of sculptures. I especially liked the way the James Bond popped up in photos of other sculptures.
"Field Apart" with the mirrored columns reflect the surroundings so your experience of it depends hugely on weather and how busy it is. We went on an overcast day, and I expect it will look different on a blue-sky day.
"Sculpture Walk" was laid out parallel to the walking path which was a nice touch; they were doing what we were doing.
We first saw "Landform" from the path, but cordoned-off. You could get close enough to touch or walk around the earlier sculptures but not this one. I felt unsatisfied by this one until later on when we got far enough away to look back & take in the whole.
"Colonial Fence - a modern day tinker", the number 8 wire one had traffic issues for me: you had to wait your turn to walk past it & I didn't feel like I could linger because I'd be holding up the people behind me.
“Field Apart” Angus Muir & Alexandra Heaney was my favourite. It’s 36 columns of mirrors & you get a different view with each step you take, not to mention when people walk around you or it.
I think this work was installed at Splore last year. It's fabulous.
Nice documenting Soon Lee, I had a wee chuckle at your description of the hold up at the traffic light. ‘Stop the Clock’ is my favorite.
Lovely, thanks. I had heard about it so nice to see your photos. The dandelions look amazing on that hillside. How long is the sculpture walk there for?
On daily until February 15.
The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is open daily until the 28th. It's cheaper to get to than the Waiheke one (no ferry ride needed) & has more of a neighbourhood community vibe: includes pieces from local schools, and many of the sculptures are informed by the wetlands location & are also shout-outs to the local Te Atatu neighbourhood.
"Reduce Reuse Recycle" Te Atatu Intermediate
Look! It's the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and Sky Tower, using bottle tops.
"Westree" Carolyn Lawrence
Te Atatu is in West Auckland, geddit?
"Playpill" Nicholas Mans
This one's groovy and whimsical and serious all at the same time. You can push the pill gently to make it sway back & forth, but it's also about mental illness & the influence of pharmaceutical companies.
More at my Flickr photoset.
"flowerpower" Audrey Boyle
From the Catalogue: "One hundred years ago, my great, great uncle William went off to WW1. The last sepia toned photo shows him standing among flowers, in which only the flowers have been coloured."
"In the Bag: is enough enough?" Sally Kidall
Another favourite. The location is tidal, and the tide was coming in when we visited so you could see the chair legs gradually getting submerged.
“Reduce Reuse Recycle”
Chchch folk who want to make their own need go no further than Creative Junk in Disraeli street - they have the 'gears'...
These are not finished art works, these photos.
Love all those stacks of round port hole window glass (I assume).
there must be a morphic resonance thing going on - I see the Sunday Star Times has a photo essay on a breaker beach in Gadani, Pakistan.
Sad to note the recent passing of Light Master Bill Culbert
Set your photon blasters to stun!
William Morris would be delighted.
He’s got a lot to answer for indeed, that William Morris.
Him and his Pre-Raphaelite buddies…
This mighty oil painting of a ships last voyage during the 1830s.
The Ship Turners?
It is a Turner painting of it tho.
" The most famous painting of Temeraire was made by J. M. W. Turner and titled The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berth to be broken up, 1838. Turner depicts Temeraire on her last voyage, towed up the Thames by a small black steam tug as the sun sets (or dawns). In choosing his title Turner created an enduring appellation, as previously she had been known to her crew as the "saucy" Temeraire. Turner presented it for exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1839 with an accompanying excerpt, slightly altered, of Thomas Campbell's poem Ye Mariners of England."
“Genuine Ultramarine (Lapis Lazuli), White Lead and a very toxic yellow, Orpiment, also known as Kings Yellow or chemically, arsenic sulphide.”
And I can’t even imagine all sorts of other toxic shit and asbestos.
And he used to spit on the canvas too!
(They've found dead crickets in Van Gogh's impasto as well!)
Apparently it was the most popular painting as voted by the British people back in 2005.
Aitch to oh!*
I recently revised the 'Water Cycle' diagram for a CAFCA Watchdog cover, to address the NZ (and Chchch) situation - along with butterfly wings in the desert, I think there has to be some 'chaos effect' ramifications of removing water completely out of the local cycle, maybe not immediately, but as the say a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.....
* i, j, k, l, m, n??