Cast bronze; volcanic rock
This work is part of ‘Celebration‘ which was made for the 2016/17 Sculpture in the Gardens Exhibition, Auckland Botanic Gardens.
I made this bird with the idea of making paper cut outs. I cut sheets of wax into shapes and built them into birds. It was a most enjoyable exercise.
All the birds in this work were in the act of singing or calling.
I made these works primarily to foster good relationships between children and public art, to be able to access it in positive healthy ways. The work was set into locally sourced volcanic rock, and set low to the ground at children’s height and to child-friendly scale.