Thursday, 29 April 2021

Defining Horizons


Along Taupo's waterfront is this sculpture named "Defining Horizons" by Graham Bennett. Made from a combination of stainless steel, Cor-ten and mild steels it symbolises journeys of discovery in New Zealand.

The artist said he wants viewers to make their own interpretations of the sculpture, but for him it has many overlapping ideas.


He said "I was thinking of Polynesian migration, Cook's voyage of discovery and families ancestral journeys, but it could be interpreted as any form of way-finding".

The upper components of it which point in different directions symbolise the longitudinal divisions of the globe which divide the Pacific Ocean and the latitudinal divisions inspired the ribs which give it a nautical feel.

Linking up with Skywatch Friday.

12 comments:

  1. ...I love this and public art in general!

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  2. Aren´t we all somehow into way-finding - I like the idea. And the sculpture is beautiful.

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  3. The sculpture is excellent Amy, very symbolic, I love public art that allows you to interpret it in your own way ✨

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  4. Not sure what to make of this. Any sculpture makes food for thought. Nice to see more kiwi artistic work

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  5. A beautiful and unique sculpture.

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  6. It's beautiful and perfect for its site.

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  7. It's a wonderful sculpture. It makes me think of a plant growing.

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  8. the sculpture looks more threatening under this dark sky. But the landscape is wonderful.

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  9. I like it. It really seems to compliment the beautiful horizon.

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  10. so interesting yet eautiful artwork. You have so many of these in NZ :)

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