Art Installation

Out and about in Auckland on a sunny winter’s Saturday afternoon, checking out a recent public art installation – Michael Parekowhai’s “The Lighthouse” (see here).

Here are a few views looking in the window – featuring a brighly chromed statue of 17th century maritime explorer Captain James Cook (from Whitby, York, England)

This installation created a lot of controversy due to the cost, but it was paid for (mainly) by a real estate company (Barfoot and Thompson).

As art, it is provacative, maybe for the wrong reasons, but after passing it twice a day on my commute, I can say that I can now appreciate it for what it is – art!

Wishing you a great week.

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