Tuesday, March 27, 2012


We’ve talked before about the iconic status of Neil Dawson’s highwire act Ferns above Wellington’s Civic Square but this tableau brought it home again. Under the sculpture a young girl and her Mum were trying to do the resting-Ferns-in-the-palm-of-the-hand photograph. To get the shot the mother lies down and the child stands on tiptoe. Visual acrobatics - worthy of Neil Dawson himself.