The Island 2011
macrocarpa, wood glue, screws
1800 x 3695 x 5134mm
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2011, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Inspired by basalt rock formations the work explores the way individual elements combine to produce one mass. The sculpture also looks into the idea of community and the roles individuals and groups play in being heard as one voice. The Island is made up from over a thousand individual macrocarpa blocks or varying lengths, that have been bonded into cluster groups, then merged to produce the finished sculpture form.

Thanks to Camden Andrews from Prolumber for cutting/thinning and dressing the macrocarpa. Also to Richard Burrell for the use of his warehouse to construct the work.

 © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth
Sculpture rendering: © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Laying out Macrocarpa blocks
The Island_Construction phase: Laying out Macrocarpa blocks

Laying out Macrocarpa blocks
The Island_Construction phase: Laying out Macrocarpa blocks

Approx 1338 individual wood blocks
The Island_Construction phase: Approx 1338 individual wood blocks


The Island_Construction phase 

© 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth
The Island_Arrival on Waiheke: © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Pic by: Sait Akkirman © 2011
The Island_Headland Sculpture Exh.: Pic by: Sait Akkirman © 2011