Albatross Fountain 2

Werner Padarin

Canberra, Australia

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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)

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Featured in Around the World with Monuments (10 March 2012)
Featured in Statues and Such (19 March 2012)
Featured in Islands of the World (26 July 2012)
Featured in Neighbours – the Aussies & the Kiwis (18 November 2012)
Featured in Colourists (2 November 2013)
Featured in Featured Photographers (17 December 2013)
Winner in Statues and Such Fountains From Around The World (14 February 2013)

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