Tuesday, May 12, 2009


A while back we told you the story behind a sculpture that a local supermarket was putting up. Well it is there now so thought it only fair to show you what it looks like. As you can see it is kinda literal. A fish, we assume is to represent Wellington harbour, the end point of the pure water spring, the divining rod obviously stands in for the discovery of said spring, and the bottle of fizz was made from the water that flowed down the valley that twitched the rod that found the spring that flowed to the place where the fish are. The naked woman? Not sure, but possibly referring back to the invention of supermarkets in 1916, when statues of naked women to amuse men waiting for their wives to finish the shopping, were more common.
Image: Paul Dibble sculpture installed at Moore Wilson's in Wellington