Saturday, 17 April 2021

Karangahape Rocks


I've been wanting to take a photo of this sculpture for ages, when I lived in Auckland many years ago I wasn't really interested in it but now I think it's just so weird and unusual. Here's what I found out about it:

Greer Twiss's bronze 'Karangahape rocks' (1967–69) sits in a park on the corner of Auckland's Karangahape Road and Symonds Street. It is a water fountain but the flow is modest – Twiss had the water trickle gently down the grooves in the large discs so it would not spray out in high winds. The water feature broke down in the late 1980s and was only repaired in 2012. 

It's like a focal point where it's located, at an intersection of Grafton Bridge and is easily seen if anyone is sitting in their car at the traffic lights. Greer is the Godfather of contemporary sculptures, for more than 50 years he has made them, exhibited, been collected, been commissioned, taught, been reviewed and written about. He has also been a pioneer of cast metal here in New Zealand and has also held exhibitions overseas.

 Linking up with The Weekend Roundup and  Weekend Reflections.

8 comments:

  1. I like this very much. Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. Clever concept and great art - love it! Thank you for sharing. I´d like to see that for real some time.

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  3. It is unusual but also very charming. I like it.

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  4. ...this is a dramatic sculpture, it's beautiful. thanks Amy for sharing.

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  5. Gosh, it is many years since I last saw this. Thank you.

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  6. Very nice sculpture, can see why you wanted to photograph it

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  7. Lovely sculpture and photo ~ XX


    Did not feel well most of the weekend ~ so no posts or comments ~ slowly on the mend.


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