Headland - Sculpture On The Gulf. Waiheke Island. 2011
The perforated double sided form references Radiolaria, a marine protozoa that produce beautiful and complex silica exoskeletons. The spiky edge alludes to industrial and cellular structures.
Radiolaria and other marine organisms absorb and convert carbon to oxygen. However, acidification of oceans threatens marine life dependent on the balance of temperature, salinity and nutrients in the world’s oceans. Fossil forms of the species date from the Cambrian era.
Awarded: People’s Choice Award.
This work is unique.
Dimensions: Diameter 2000mm x Depth 60mm at centre tapering to the outer edge.
Materials: 3mm Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel. Hand finished.
Image: Virginia King.