Sunday, May 11, 2008
Arts Centre Eels
I spent yesterday morning browsing at the The Christchurch Arts Centre Markets. That's where I found this public sculpture by Christchurch sculptor Bing Dawe, who I wrote about here a few days ago. This work, "Out of the Black Water" Carved and painted kauri and steel, 2001 is installed above an interior stairwell in one of the Arts Centre Market buildings. It refers to the ongoing manipulation of the natural waterways and the associated threat to animal and plant species. The circle and the crossed eels make stylised references to drains and barriers.