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
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Light Weight ‘O’
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Light Weight: ‘O’ for O’Connell Street
client: Auckland Council Public Art Team
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 is now, in 2017, looking 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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