Light Weight ‘O’ for O’Connell Street, Auckland: proposal drawings, Catherine Griffiths, 2012

 

maquette (not to scale), by Design Production, 2013

 


 

above: original proposal drawings, Catherine Griffiths, 2012

 


 

 


 

Awaiting installation.

 

01 typography in the landscape


Collidescape
Te Kei, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
2016

Zion Hill Park
Auckland, NZ
2014 construction 2015/16

Light Weight ‘O’
O’Connell Street, Auckland, NZ
2012 — awaiting installation

Fifth Movement
Takapuna Beach House, NZ
2012

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ
2012

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ
2011/12

AEIOU
A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ
2009

Wellington Writers Walk
A series of 15 concrete text sculptures, Wellington, NZ
2002 and 2004

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ
2003

Distance Markers
A series of cast-iron, number discs, Wellington, NZ
2004

 


Light Weight ‘O’

2012 / installation 2017



client: Auckland Council Public Art Team

New Zealand


Originally intended to be suspended above the intersection where Vulcan Lane meets O’Connell Street, the work is a slender brass-backed, mirror-faced circular object, an ‘O’, which hangs and turns, reflecting and moving, catching the eye close-up, and at a distance. The drawings show Light Weight ‘O’ as proposed in 2012.

In a stirling effort to find a partnership between the Council and two buildings opposite each other, the object has since shifted down the street, and production and installation is finally, in 2017, looking very promising.

As part of the research and design process, the materials and fixing details have been developed with Design Production, who made a maquette (not to scale), and Compusoft Engineering.


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