It was the most glorious sunny day, wearing sunhats, sunblock and with a bottle of cold water, my daughter and I had the day out ... we walked around the outdoor Headland Sculpture walk.
The biennial event runs for three weeks at the height of summer and a must do, if you are able to get here. There are 30 pieces of Artwork that line the sculpture walk, a 2.5 km spectacular coastal walkway from Church Bay to Matiatia, overlooking the gorgeous Hauraki Gulf. The views of the sea below are breathtaking ...check out how blue the sky and water are, some days it really does seem like we live here in Paradise.
It is always really exciting to see what innovative sculptures the Artists have come up with and I enjoy seeing the Art, outdoors.
I took a lot of pictures but will show you some of my favourites.
The magnificent folly wins the premier award - The Pavilion Structure was wonderful - a place to get out of the sun to cool down and there were even swings to keep everyone happy.
This was made from recycled timber having a birds nest quality.
Beyond Good and Evil - Referencing Alfred Hitchcock's thriller 'The Birds'
Waiheke Island inherits the character of Bodega Bay, the quiet coastal town in the movie and the sculpture places, the viewer into the playground scene evoking the same sense of foreboding.
Field Notes ~ explores the relationship between language, sound and form. Each sound note visually encapsulates the sound and duration of a particular moment in the dawn chorus.
Every home should have one
Here is a cheap and simple illusion if you don't have a sea view - you can hang this on your back fence, sit on your deck and admire your view.
Breath ~ Corten steel incised with native plant, leaf skeleton patterns.
Wildfire ~ A wildfire is any uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside. It differs from other fires by its extensive size and speed and what we have been seeing a lot of around Australia and New Zealand lately.
Baubles~ wood, acrylic paint, copper stainless steel
Pohutukawa is called the New Zealand Christmas tree for their flowering season between November and January. Baubles is a group of wooden spheres suspended from the Pohutakawa tree, evoking associations with Christmas decorations.
Little Bush is an appropriation of the structures evident in the famous miniature Lego tree of the 1970's. This manifestation in treated pine, plays on the idea of the value of a tree.
A traditional New Zealand holiday bach - the work plays with concepts associated with nostalgia, issues of scale and moments in time and acts as an iconic comment on shifts in NZ economic and social values. These iconic structures have steadily been diminishing as a standard feature of coastal and lakeside landscapes, instead part of our memory landscape.
The Sculpture Walk has just been voted Number 35, on the New York Times list of things to do in the world!
Hope you have enjoyed seeing this -
Have a happy day