Portion of the Ferro-cement construction by Tanya Ashken installed 1986 in Wellington, capital of New Zealand. Originally designed for an Auckland location, this was the first Wellington Sculpture Trust project.
“The sculpture … started life as an idea for three abstract shapes interacting with themselves and their intermingling spaces. The water was always a part of it, evoking feelings of rocks and the sea. The name came suddenly in a moment of inspiration! … I have always been fascinated by the Albatross, its size, its power and its awesome grace. My sculpture is large and white and of the sea. There is a realistic albatross there too, as I realised when the sculpture was being built. I now think of it as a lament for the albatrosses as they disappear from this planet.” Tanya Ashken (source)
Nikon D300 | Nikon 18-200VR
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