Silhouette

Smales Farm Station, Auckland NZ — 2011

Located at the gateway to a busy city transport Station alongside the motorway, Silhouette offers a contemplative moment in a place of constant transition. A geometric grid of intersecting planes, the sculpture  has balanced proportions, gentle curves, reflective surfaces, and an ever encircling shadow. Green spaces, pond, buildings, Station, roadways and people are framed and contained in Silhouette.

Developed in response to the site's history and ongoing transformation – from pasture to 'green' business park, from horse drawn carriages to modern transport hub – Silhouette relays an underlying theme of aspiration. The vertical black stone and horizontal white glacier stone platform reflect the elongated seams of dark basalt that once ran through the old Smales Quarry, and register the Station's location at the edge of a volcanic lava flow.