Every Angle

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In this work, as in the sculpture “Bamboo Orchard,” which is also installed at the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, the shadows are part of the work.
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11080016low 11080023lowThe shadows are cast as a series of V’s on the posts, as a circle and net pattern within the work, and as radiating fingers on the path and lawn outside the work. This is one of a series of works that I call modernist post structures, which use reciprocal frame structures as a sculptural form, and common fencing and farming supplies as a material. In this case, the form is inspired by a stylized bound sheaf of wheat. The title is a reference to David Bayly’s work, “Every angle different” which can also be seen in the sculpture gardens. Using many identical elements at identical angles gives a textured surface, similar to that of wooden shingles on a curved roof. The envelope of the straight lines, when seen in profile, approximates a parabolic curve. The repeated sloping pattern and constant measurements make for a dynamic space, both inside and around the work. There is also an op-art effect. A visitor looking towards the centre of the work while walking around it will find his or her eyes drawn upwards or downwards.

Dimensions: approx. 1.6 metres high, 2.5 metres diameter / Price: $2000 and site-specific costs.

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