103 x spades, rivets, steel.
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Splayed

2011

103 shovels are riveted together, in a cone shape. Four-month duration. 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5m.

Sculpture in the Garden, Botanic Gardens, Auckland.

Splayed was a playful work using spades as a building element for an ambiguous botanically influenced form. The spade was chosen for it's relevance in the turning of earth that has happened during the creation and development of the Botanic Gardens where the show is based.