Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fall guy

Given our obsession with Wellington’s public sculpture, we should have mentioned at the time that Weta wizard Max Patte’s sculpture Solace in the Wind was damaged when someone attempted to push it into the sea. The sculpture is of a naked bald guy (possibly castrated - hard to tell, but a nasty bump whatever) that leans at an angle off the edge of the wharf in front of Te Papa. It appears to be getting ready to take a dive. Which was what it did. Now it is back in place, as promised, and ready to once again take up its role as a diving platform for local kids. To celebrate its return, some lookalikes.
Images Top left Max Patte’s Solace in the Wind.