|Matiatia, Waiheke Island, from the sculpture trail|
There are 31 sculptures and installations along the trail which winds its way over hillsides and through bush land. Some of the exhibits are challenging, some beautiful, some amusing and all creative. The event runs from 23 January to February 15. Here is a selection from the sculptures on this year's trail.
No 21 by Angus Muir and Alexandra Heaney Field Apart.
36 mirror columns with 144 mirrors reflect the ever changing sky and sea. A fascinating and surreal experience for visitors to walk through.
No 8 by Scott Eady Princess XL (fountain #1)
This work was inspired by a young boy playing with a marrow in the garden. The marrow and water represent food and life for Scott's family.
No 15 by Audrey Boyle the knot not and the not now.
This photo shows only part of what is a long fence of Dacron coated wire. It is an interactive sculpture where the viewer is invited to tie new knots in the fence. The fence represents the journey of life with its successes and sorrows.
No 27 by Jane and Mario Downes Stop the Clock
This kinetic sculpture of three dandelion heads at different points in time recall childhood memories of the playful use of dandelions to tell the time. It is set on a headland to catch the wind.
No 4 by James Wright Target
Life is full of challenges and sometime it takes a while to reach your goal. This sculpture says "persevere and you will reach your target"
An ironic look at the current craze for celebrity selfies and, just to get into the spirit of things you understand, I simply had to have one of my own with Sean Connery
Walkers strolling past No 27 Stop the Clock
There wasn't a breath of wind on this day so the dandelions were stock still, as you can see.
No 14 by Veronica Herber Landform as seen from the ferry
This installation, based on the contour lines used in mapping, was intended to provide a connection to the land while the viewer was still at sea.
The Sculpture exhibition is organised by a committee, supported by sponsors and 200 volunteers. It is free to the public, however, donations are welcome. It is a perfect day out and I highly recommend it. I can't wait for the next one in two years time. For more information about Waiheke and the sculpture trail refer to my post of 2/14/2013 and their website as below.