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Kinetic Fungi Tower, 2017

Waiheke Island, New Zealand For the first time in the relatively long history of Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, I chose to create a work for the temporary coastal exhibition. Artists were asked to create new and site specific work exploring the fabric, history or contemporary use of Waiheke Island. Waiheke is famous for its …

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Waljin Beela, 2017

The Farm Margaret River, South West Australia 12 years before, I’d been invited to create a land art work in the vicinity of Eagle Bay, Cape Naturaliste, not so far from Margaret River. The research I undertook then was invaluable for this new commission at The Farm, this included an initial engagement with the Wardandi …

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Tauranga Kōtuku, 2017

Kauri Cliffs, Northland, New Zealand Kauri Cliffs is a secluded luxury hotel and golf course located on a dramatic coastline. At the hotel’s discrete entrance high on a ridge over looking the ocean and a nearby kauri grove, the owner commissioned me to create an entranceway sculpture. My mission was to make a work that …

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Varder IV, 2016

Park Vijversburg, Tytsjerk, Netherlands Park Vijversburg is an extraordinary place. Originally designed and constructed in the 19th century it was expanded in 2014-2015 from 15 to 20 hectares. Internationally renowned artists and architects were engaged to design the renovated park. In 2003 I created a work for the international exhibition Art In Motion at Park …

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Redwood and Rock, 2016

Bowen Gallery, Wellington I hadn’t shown in a dealer gallery exhibition since 1994 and in Wellington since 1991, having chosen to devote years to creating art in nature. Prior to this I had dealers globally. It felt good to return to a gallery in Wellington after all these years. By chance, a month or so …

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Limestone Acacia, 2016

Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary My first visit to Budapest was when my brother Webber and I drove a mini from the UK to India from 1969-70. In 2016 the beautiful 19th century inner city buildings were much the same, apart from some wear and tear no doubt in part from the Russian occupation, with …

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Transformation Plant, 2012

VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver nac̓θətəɬp Transformation Plant was created in consultation with elders and key members of the Musqueam Indian Band, Vancouver, Canada, who also bestowed it’s name. nac̓θətəɬp Transformation Plant is a collaboration with nature and community – living earth art. Like all my other wood and stone works such as Tranekaer Vader, 1998 and Zunderschwamm, 1999   nac̓θətəɬp Transformation Plant harnesses the great …

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Kaitiaki

Kaitiaki, 2010 – 2011

Kaitiaki, 2010 – 2011 Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ   Karakia (Māori prayers/blessings) were given before sunrise to the stone columns by Ngati Paoa kaumatua, Kingi Rahipere. He named the sculpture Kaitiaki (guardian). Inspired by wind bent branches of a nearby pohutukawa tree the sculpture celebrates the life of an old identity who had lifelong …

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Wurrungwuri, 2008 – 2010

Wurrungwuri, 2008 – 2010 Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia   Wurrungwuri, meaning ‘this side – this side of the water’ was named by the Cadigal (and project) elder Allen Madden. The waveform echoes the geological history of Farm Cove and is constructed of 250 sandstone blocks in a range of sizes weighing 350 tonnes in total. Blocks of …

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