About me:............ .. STOP PRESS!
Auckland super city logo contest won by a Pohutakawa featuring a subliminal picture of alien face. What a shambles... A Pohutukawa representing Auckland? Since when? Where's the sea or sailing boat or Rangitoto island?
Yes... I'm fading. Any idiot could have foreseen that happening - sitting here out in the sun all day.. But I'm not Spiky Pink Thing just yet (how sifty does that sound huh?)
I'm the Spiky Red Thing. I occupy the piece of grass.. errr... weedy bit of ground between the Hobson Street on-ramp and the Nelson St off-ramp right in the heart of Auckland city. I replaced the avant-garde "steaming turd" sculpture or whatever that thing was.
Set on a stylish six metre diameter concrete base covered in green bathroom tiles I also have 105 five metre tall red fibreglass spikes. My spikes represent Pohutukawa stamen (but you probably guessed that, right?).
.. As with many things in life the secret is hidden in the details. People who only give me a fleeting glance will miss the essential detail that my spiky red spikes are made to move - yes, move! A whole 50cms if needed. They've also got yellow 'corks' on the end which light up at night. Nice one!
I've been called "mildly kinetic" and "visually dynamic" by others. It's worth noting I have only three colours in my make-up - red, yellow and green. Coordination is essential in this day and age. We don't want to freak people with too much colour.
Basically, in lieu of there not being such a large and beautiful (real) Pohutukawa tree available I am the official merkin Pohutukawa of Auckland city.
Who I'd like to meet:I'd like to meet sculptures from around the country or world, the weirder the better. I''d also like to meet other run-of-the-mill pieces of outdoor engineering-led artwork.
Leave me a message below and maybe I'll put you in my top 12 with the pornstars, politicians, musicians and poets.
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Occupation: Facing skywards