Native Tongue, Spark NZ

Victoria St. Auckland — 2012

In the Spark NZ head office in central Auckland city, Native Tongue brings organic and historic content to the world of high tech, high speed communication. Made from 45,000 year old kauri heartwood, the 'I' form stands tall and proud in the atrium, while quietly complimenting the 5 star green building design. The warm glow of oiled timber and reference to a structural I-beam serves to highlight the building's architectural details. The sculpture is geometrically aligned with key axes within the atrium and visible from all levels of the open-air space. Native Tongue 'speaks' of a centrality, bringing together primordial connections, present day communications, and future networks.