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Light Weight ‘O’ : proposal drawings, Catherine Griffiths, 2012


maquette (not to scale), 2013

original proposal, drawings / Catherine Griffiths, 2012


01 typography in the landscape

Te Kei, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

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

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ

A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ

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

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ

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

Light Weight ‘O’

2012 —

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 2018, 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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