photograph / Simon Devitt © 2012
photographs / Catherine Griffiths © 2012
drawings and studies / Catherine Griffiths © 2012
photographs / Simon Devitt © 2012
01 typography in the landscape
Zion Hill Park
Light Weight ‘O’
The Trestle Leg Series
A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ
for Takapuna Beach House, with Athfield Architects, Auckland, NZ
Third in the vowel series, ‘Fifth Movement’ is a response to the initial problem of cracked concrete floors. This problem dissipated as the idea took hold. The abstract forms of ‘A-E-I-O-’ meander through the interior, replacing some of the cracks, leaving others, to an upright ‘U’ outside. A bronze pivot punctuates the reading of the work. As well as being sequential and a form of recitation, the musicality of this work — the abstracted notations, the tuning fork -like form of the ‘U’ — is referenced by the title. Quite by accident, I learned of the depth of love and need for music in the family.
Stone, glass, brass, corten steel, and bronze.
A Hillside Intervention