paper thin

Photos of the spell-binding artwork at Gibbs Farm have been circling the internet for some time now, and I have come to the conclusion that I would be doing you all a disservice if I did not share some of them on here!  I mean, how incredible is this giant sculpture?  It was created by artist Neil Dawson for Gibbs Farm, a large sculpture park in North Auckland, New Zealand, and it is one of the coolest installations I have ever seen.  I love everything about it; its larger than life size, the magical way it appears as if drawn on the air with a giant sharpie marker, but most of all I enjoy its placement within the farm.  Up on a hill, the frame-like nature of the floating “paper” structure provides a window to the varying skyline, which changes with the seasons as well as the time of day.  This breathtaking piece of art adds an unexpected, whimsical element to an otherwise beautiful, but slightly less imaginative setting.
Seeing this art-splattered farm is most definitely on my bucket list.  What do you think of Dawson’s work?

44 thoughts on “paper thin

  1. You know what I would love is to see a video of this piece. It just looks so impossible in a still photo that my mind dismisses it as a trick. I’d love to see it as the viewer is in motion. Thanks for the images either way!

  2. It’s so intriguing that I went to the Gibbs Farm website, and I see the date is ’94! I didn’t know about it but thanks to you, now I do. Very cool – but then a lot is cool down there in New Z, no?

  3. It just looks like a cartoon drawing on a photo to me. What a load of rubbish. I can’t believe people are saying ‘beautiful’ and ‘amazing’. What a joke!! And what an ugly blot on a BEAUTIFUL landscape that is.

  4. I totally agree that it looks like a sharpie. I almost can’t believe it’s real because it looks like a cartoon drawing on a photograph. I love it though. I think it would be amazing to see in person. Wow.

  5. We are a neighbour of the Gibbs farm and it’s worth a visit. The Dawson sculpture is our favourite and believe me, it’s even more impressive when you are standing under it.

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