Over the next few days we'll post images of the public art projects installed for the opening of Auckland's Wynyard Quarter, a 36 hectare area of reclaimed land stretching from the eastern side of the Viaduct Harbour to the Westhaven Marina.
The suite of works respond to the character of the waterfront through reflection, sound, texture and movement. Today's post features Michio Ihara's Wind Tree with its stainless steel trusses designed to swing in the wind. First installed in Queen Elizabeth Square in 1977, it was removed in 2002 to make way for the new landscape elements as part of the redevelopment of the Brittomart rail station and square upgrade. After years in storage, the work produced as a result of the Auckland International Sculpture Sypmosium in 1971 has finally found a permanent home on Auckland's waterfront.
Image: Michio Ihara's Wind Tree, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Photos by Terry Urbahn