Half Glass

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, NZ — 2009

Half Glass rises improbably on a windswept coastal hillside, a slender perpendicular glass that disappears in profile but re-forms in its own shadow. A precise calculation of half glass and half air, the sculpture abstracts the proverb: ‘A glass half empty or glass half full?’ Viewers shift perspective to see landscape, seascape and people framed or reflected in the void and the margins. As light values and conditions change, images layer on top of one another, catching unexpected detail that might otherwise be overlooked in a panoramic Island scene.