Remnants of Flight

In Remnants of Flight each slice of stone echoes the ‘V’ form of a bird in an individual moment of flight. Each shape has been articulated to lead into the next so, when stacked together, a dynamic sequence takes shape. The sequence can then be interpreted as a kind of inventory of lift-offs and landings, linking the site to it’s former life as an airstrip.

Living in Auckland we are surrounded by volcanic sites where something fleeting and volatile has shaped rock in the landscape – so its easy to see stone as a material that can hold a passing moment in it’s form. Often such moments are revealed quite gradually. With that in mind the stonework has been embedded in the landscape, an archive of wing shapes to be discovered, rather than a conspicuous monument imposed.