Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Take flight

The presiding image above is of the Wellington Koru Club’s last standing artwork, Jeff Thompson’s Penguin. If you thought we were unkind to Auckland and Dunedin, think again and check out these airport efforts. Clockwise from the top, Oslo, Wolverhampton, Charlotte and Birmingham.

But wait, help is at hand. Dick Frizzell, Robert McLeod, Jenny Dolezel, John Reynolds and Philip Trusttum (do we detect a Hamish Keith selection here?) have all been commissioned by Kapiti cheese to “pay homage to New Zealand’s most cherished, hand-crafted cheeses.” This is because “Kapiti recognises that premium cheese is an art in itself.” And so, thanks to four guys and a gal, interpretations of five of Kapiti’s classic cheeses have been transformed into limited edition artworks. The airport connection? “The Kapiti Art Collection will be exhibited in selected domestic and international Air New Zealand Koru lounges.”