27 May 2009

Paradise junction

Like John Hurrell, we've often pondered the middle-of-the-road wetland RESERVE established during the recent redevelopment of Auckland's central motorway connections. At first there was just a lot of soil being moved about, excavating a negative space while creating a corresponding mound. Then it was planted, watered, and made functional. It seems artist Cellulite Rose has beaten us in claiming this curious civic piece of earth work as art.

Image: Publicity photo for Cellulite Rose's Island Resort, 2009

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