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full view.against steep bank.close proximity to tree.looking up to install from below.viewed from road through park.

Cold Comfort

2011 Winner of the Harkness Henry Best Sculpture Award Summer 2011.

Pumice chimney precariously sited on the top of a steep rocky bank in a forested area of a retired quarry. Balanced atop a pile of firewood and resting against a tall pine tree. Pumice, steel, plywood, firewood, glue. Four-month duration. 5.5 x 1.4 x 0.75m.

The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum, Tauwhare, Hamilton.

Radio New Zealand


Cold Comfort is a monument to the hopelessness of human endeavour. The fire place has lost it's house and no longer offers warmth. The cold, glassy, pumice has lost all colour and stands gaunt in a forest that has grown over the place that once offered solace and comfort. The black and white elements of the work look lifeless against the backdrop of forest, flowers and farmland.