Sculpture for 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.

Big 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

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

Initial sculpture proposal © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Basalt study drawing © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Basalt study drawing © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Early sculpture form drawing © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Sculpture rendering_View 1 © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Sculpture rendering  © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Construction phase Cut Macrocarpa delivered

The Island_Construction phase Laying out Macrocarpa blocks

The Island_Construction phase Laying out Macrocarpa blocks

The Island_Construction phase Laying out Macrocarpa blocks

The Island_Construction phase Approx 1338 individual wood blocks

The Island_Construction phase "The mother" cluster group

The Island_Construction phase Cluster groupings

The Island_Construction phase Cluster groupings

The Island_Construction phase Clamping of "the mother" cluster

The Island_Construction phase Merging "the mother" cluster

The Island_Construction phase  

The Island_Construction phase  

The Island_Construction phase  

The Island_Construction phase 3/4 finished

The Island deconstructed  

The Island deconstructed (Detail)

The Island deconstructed (Detail)

The Island_Construction phase Palleted ready for wrapping

The Island_Construction phase Palleted ready for wrapping

The Island_Construction phase Off to Auckland via PBT

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

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

The Island_Install work in progress Finished sculpture_view 1

The Island_Install work in progress © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Finished sculpture_view 1 © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

Finished sculpture_view 2 © 2011 S.K.M.Forsyth

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