Sculpture for Splore festival, Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland.

The sculpture was inspired by the landforms around the Tapapakanga Regional Park area.
The name Kaitiaki (which means guardian/minder/protector) was chosen for the work as it had a certain presence about it which lent itself to taking on a custodial role on the beach at the festival.

The aim was that Kaitiaki would become part of the landscape and that people would naturally want to interact with it, in which ever way they felt inclined.

Kaitiaki sculpture
© 2010 S.K.M.Forsyth

Kaitiaki concept_Artist impression Splore sculpture proposal

Initial concept drawings Splore sculpture proposal

Kaitiaki concept model Splore sculpture proposal

Kaitiaki concept model Splore sculpture proposal

Kaitiaki concept model Splore sculpture proposal

Kaitiaki Tapapakanga Regional Park

Kaitiaki Tapapakanga Regional Park

Kaitiaki Tapapakanga Regional Park

Kaitiaki Tapapakanga Regional Park

Kaitiaki Detail

Kaitiaki Detail

 

Welcome to Splore Splore 2010

Visual artists line up Splore 2010

Entrance to Splore festival site Splore 2010

Main beach/stage Splore 2010

First sight of Kaitiaki on beach Splore 2010

Kaitiaki Splore 2010

Kaitiaki gets first interaction Splore 2010

Kaitiaki climber Splore 2010

Kaitiaki and crawler Splore 2010

Kaitiaki lighting Splore 2010

Kaitiaki lighting Splore 2010

Kaitiaki at sunrise Splore 2010

 

Kaitiaki construction details Eco ply, glue, screws, fire, stain

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