Sculpture culture, 2016

Today I went to the Harbourview Sculpture Trail, the third time that this event has been held in Te Atatu. Being Easter Sunday, an egg hunt was on, and I was rewarded with a chocolate egg! Here are some of the pieces I particularly enjoyed.

Viewfinders by Carol Green
Plywood panels painted in china plate patterns reminiscent of the 50s and 60s, and the view through the cut-out letters reflect windows of houses from that era in this area.DSC_0321

Grove of Nikaus by Mary Paton
This is my personal favourite piece from the event; I seriously considered purchasing one of the nikaus (alas, my mortgage prohibited this). I particularly liked the designs and colours, from the beautiful greens of the nikau head to the sparkly sandy additions on the trunk (not clearly visible in the photo, sadly).
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Kotare Te Atatu (Dawn Kingfishers) by Fiona Rennie Schwieters
Cast glass sacred kingfishers, which are unique to New Zealand. This set of 24 birds won the People’s Choice Award.
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Piwakawaka Fusion by Rose Petterson
Fantails made using a 3D printer, with designs based on Māori, Victorian, Chinese, and Middle Easter origins.
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Eyelet by Rebecca Rose
Stainless steel sculpted to reflect our abundant water source.
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Very much in line with the art theme of this post, I leave you with this gorgeous marzipan egg, made for me by my dear friend CF (thank you!). Happy Easter, all.
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