…WHAT IS ART?
Well, I’m certainly not silly enough to pontificate on this one! I’ll just show you some pictures of some art. You just fight talk quietly among yourselves.
Driving to the Tawharanui exhibition. Several kilometres of the road is unsealed and quite winding. Far from “the world’s worst roads” but this does require a little less speed and a lot more consideration. And if I ever see that rude bit woman in the BMW again…
Is this not a beautiful site for some stunning artwork?
I though of Ronnie when I saw this!
It is, according to the catalogue, corten/rock. If I had the space I’d love to have this piece! You can’t see in this picture, but the base is a bird claw.
And I much taken by this, too…
Strange things and many times larger than real anenemones, these were placed at lagoon’s edge and attracted quite a crowd. I saw several people going back to “have another look.” (My eye was drawn away by what I’m pretty sure was a gannet, diving into the lagoon.)
Phormium tenax –
Flax, one of the oldest plants in New Zealand. With more uses than I can rattle off. We used to tie bunches of plants from the market garden with strips of this. I expect it’s still used. If you go to here you can read more about harakeke, the Maori name for this plant. For early sailors who’d lost sheets to the Roaring Forties, this stuff was a life saver.
This was, apparently, a replacement piece for a work that had been sold(!) and it’s not in the catalogue. But it is a huge representation of a grub-chewed leaf. It’s also steel and damn’ heavy, so I had to time my shot carefully or be clobbered!
Tired of looking at pictures of art that I like? OK, I’ll stop here. For now. Maybe Carol will have some different angles to post. When she gets back.
And the poor female can lay TWO of those things? Holy! !@!***!mackerel!
If you’re interested, the cats have some storm pictures.