Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Te Wai U O Te Atakura


Te Wai U O Te Atakura aka "The milk from the breast of Te Atakura" was created by Kerikeri artist Chris Booth. A couple of  years ago we visited the Whangarei Quarry Gardens and this was one of the sculptures that stood out to us. 

It was part of worldwide series named "Vader" that began in Denmark 20 years ago. Chris Booth says 

"The main living aspect of the sculpture is fungi, the greatest recycler on the earth and a vital organism for the health of the majority of plants and animals. In these living sculptures I collaborate with fungi. The fungi consume the organic material causing the boulder to ever so slowly descend to the ground. Depending on the wood, it could take 70 years or more."

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15 comments:

Lydia C. Lee said...

Interesting - will be sad when it is 'eaten' tho. Interesting to watch - you'll have to keep going back to compare.

William Kendall said...

Very unusual.

Fun60 said...

I like the idea of combining nature and art as a living sculpture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A lot went into the outcome of this one Amy, an evolving sculpture.. so cool ✨

Iris Flavia said...

Great idea and art.

Tigger said...

That is really clever 'living art'. Few people who saw it go up will be there to see it completely come down.

Klara said...

very unusual.

local alien said...

Now that's something different. You'll have to keep on going back and see what's happening. Fascinating

magiceye said...

Fascinating concept.

Tom said...

...an interesting sculpture and the website for the Quarry Gardens is beautiful. It's a place that I would love to visit is it wern't such a long trip. Thanks Amy for joining the party.

Sharon said...

What an interesting sculpture. I love the combining of nature with the art.

carol l mckenna said...

Very unique sculpture ~

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bill burke said...

Different is good, nice and creative.

NCSue said...

I like that! It's very different from the sort of art I generally gravitate toward, but it is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-visit-to-garden.html

betty-NZ said...

That's definitely something different.

Thanks for choosing to share your link this week at 'My Corner of the World'!

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