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. 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.
Remnants of Flight
Remnants of Flight is a public artwork at Hobsonville point in which slices of stone echo 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.