Sculptures in the park Gibbs Farm
• Sculptures in the park Gibbs Farm
In the North Island of New Zealand is private land of Alan Gibbs country rich businessman (a total area of 4 sq. Km). This territory is a private sculpture park, known as the "Farm Gibbs."
The park is open to visitors by appointment, on its territory there are amazing sculptures of some of the most famous sculptors in the world. Interestingly, each sculptor used in his works the surrounding landscape. All the masterpieces gathered in the park so to speak "from scratch", but not to buy.
All the western border of the territory is occupied Kaipara Bay. The bay is quite small, so that at low tide the sea goes away for a few kilometers. All of the sculptures in the park are directed to the sea, and therefore positioned with a slight slant to it.
Neil Dawson - "Horizons" - one of the first sculptures in the park Gibbs.
This sculpture is at the highest point of the territory, it is one of those that are visible from the road.
The sculpture represents a huge frame made of corrugated steel, which seemed blown here by the wind, and waiting for a favorable wind, which again will raise it in the air. sculpture Parameters - 15 x 10 x 36 m.
Leon Van Den Eykel - "Fight the red clouds on the landscape." This sculpture is based on three primary colors - red, yellow and blue - and their combination. Sculptor expressed as a kind of dialogue between European modernism and nature of the southern hemisphere.
The work also aims against each other shades of color, and the incline level of the green slopes of the park and precise articulation of the horizon.
The sculpture consists of concrete cubes of size 25 17, 5 x 17 5 m.
All of the sculptures in the park Gibbs awarded the visitors a great view. And the work of Richard Thompson's elegant offers a variety of red, black or red and black abstract composition.
On the one hand, this sculpture focuses on dismissed minimalist abstract modernism, with its exact proportions and clean lines.
On the other hand, the earth and sunlight changing masterpiece beyond recognition, depending on what time of day you look at it. Sculpture composed of 4 parts of welded and painted steel 4 x 4 x 5 and 7 m.
Sol LeWitt - "Pyramid". Levitt typical work, which first appeared in 1985, at the same time can be considered as a sculpture, monuments and works of architecture.
Levitt is a leading figure in the history of minimalism and conceptualism. His intrigued various modular transformations, which can be done by re-using a simple form of a cube.
minimalistic beauty of this lies in the sculpture paradox: it consists of many small parts (concrete blocks), but at the same time provides a single shape (pyramid). Conceptually simple, sensual - it is difficult. Parameters - 7, 75 x 16 x 16 m.
Anish Kapoor - "Exploding". Kapoor's work consists of PVC membrane stretched between two huge steel ellipses. The author himself calls his masterpiece, something like "the flayed skins."
Sam Kapoor said that this sculpture she "wanted to make the body in the sky." Well, he was able to do it in this park.
where the sculptor had to come up with a form that is both independent and at the same time able to withstand the constantly changing weather conditions. Sculpture length - 85 m.
Andy Goldsworthy - "Arch". This sculpture was created out of stones mined in a quarry in the Lead Hills, Scotland, not far from the place where ancestors came Gibbs. Sculpture made by the model of Roman arches, and is devoted to genealogy, migration and architectural traditions.
However, the sculpture also points to the transience of all things, because the water and the wind gradually erode the stone.
The sculpture consists of 11 free-standing arch to 7 m in length each.
Eric Orr - "Electrum". Eric Orr works are centered around natural phenomena - fire, water and clouds. Gibbs asked Orr to add to his repertoire and even lightning, ordering him a huge sculpture that would have spewed lightning. The result was the largest Tesla coil in the world on the tower height of 4 floors, which produces electricity in the 3 million volts.
The primitive artificial lightning, it creates, was a tribute to Orr, t. To. It is his largest work to date.
Peter Roche - "Fire". Roche masterpiece in the form of bright red LED bars among the eucalyptus groves can rightly be called the best of his works. The Gibbs park sculptor received a long-awaited space and scope for the scope of imagination. This sculpture is to remind the audience that it is impossible to conquer nature. In total, it includes 100 LED rods of different lengths.
George Rickey - "Column of the four squares." The movement of these four squares seems chaotic, as if the sculpture is about to fall. Parameters stainless steel squares - 9 x 9 x 15 m.
Marijke De Goya - "Mermaid". This "bridge" across the artificial lake was the culmination of a series of skeletons cubes girl-sculptor. Before this masterpiece Marijke had never done a job of this magnitude, and as a result decided to experiment.
Graeme Bennett - "Sea / Sky Kaipara". Even despite the fact that the geometrical and repetitive facts of this sculpture is strongly contrasted with the organic contours of the place, it seemed to go in the sea or sky.
Sometimes a sculpture like transmits gloomy mood and transparent surface of the water in the bay, as well as the sunlight and the air filled with salt. The author says that the creation of this work was inspired by "the changing nature of the bay and its reflections, color and attitude to the sky."
Kenneth Snelson - "Easy to". Snelson's sculptures hold due to voltage between rigid pipes and flexible cables. The author calls this form of construction "floating compression".
This work - one of the few examples in the collection that expresses lasting love Gibbs to abstract minimalism, as well as a passion for solving construction problems.
Richard Serra - "Those Tuhirangi Contour". These steel plates are inclined by 11 degrees from the vertical axis, and have a single loop. The author says that the sculpture as "collects the amount of land."
This work is a symbol of the strong relationship between the sculptor and collector Gibbs. The author recalls his acquaintance with the rich man: "He came to me and said I have just seen your work. I need something more significant. In my park baby talk will not. "