Sunday, November 23, 2008
POHUTUKAWA SCULPTURE !
In Auckland there is a pohutukawa sculpture on one of the roundabouts and in the winter it lights up at night! It was designed by Rod Slater and if you're looking for it it's on the Nelson Street motorway on-ramp, Auckland City.
It was commissioned as part of an aesthetics upgrade of Auckland’s motorway system, and the sculpture consists of ceramic-covered pods and five-metre high fibreglass poles, representing pohutukawa stamen.
Each ‘stamen’ has a yellow elliptical top, fitted with an LED light. Thanks to these lights, and up-lights at the base of the poles, the sculpture positively glows when the sun goes down!