13 March 2012
Ulex vexillum @ The Sculpture Park
Gorse was once introduced by European settlers to New Zealand and quickly took over North Island much like the settlers themselves. Now regarded as a pest plant, the plant is readily removed from farms as well as the Sculpture Park.
A large gorse-dyed linen flag is suspended between two pine trees on the hill looking out to the Waikato plain. The setting incorporates the Waikato farmland as a borrowed scenery into the installation. Ulex vexillum breaches the boundary between the farm and arboretum, and extends the inquiries into the layers of human interventions to the park and beyond.
Ulex vexillum is a site-specific installation for the exhibition curated by Kim Paton for the Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum.
Call and Response
17 March - 10 June 2012
The Sculpture Park
207 Scotsman Valley Rd