Published May 21, 2013 22:56
“Absolute Divide” has finally been restored and re-installed in its original place at the Sculpture Park. Its restoration coincides with the treaty settlement celebrations for Ngati Haua at Tauwhare Marae where the Treaty Negotiations Minister, Chris Findlayson, will be coming on the 24th May.
If you remember, this work by Cheryl Reynolds is a series of aerial photographs electronically ‘stitched’ into one long image of more than 26m. The images shows part of the Confiscation Line as it progresses from the top of Pukemoremore, in a dead straight line along Pukemoremore Road, along the northern boundary of the Sculpture Park over the hills at the back of Tauwhare along Valentines Road and north beyond Tauhei. All up, the sculpture shows a stretch of more than 40km of an historic feature that has been (and still is) an important part of the Waikato political and social culture.
The sculpture is to be re-dedicated at a ceremony with Ngati Haua kaumatua in the Sculpture Park on Friday, 24th May.
Cheryl Reynolds lives in the Waikato and is CEO of Soda Inc. Much of her art work has been based around boundaries and dividing lines, figurative or physical.
The image is printed onto aluminium sheet and mounted on 20mm marine ply.
Funding for the restoration project was provided by the Tainui Trust and Wintec research grant. Cheryl Reynolds and the Waikato Sculpture Trust acknowledge the support of these two sponsors.