Thursday, March 30, 2006


There is no information whatsoever about the 'artist' responsible for the new sculpture at the top of Hobson street availble on the Transit New Zealand website. The photo above is only a representation of course, although judging by the size of that lamppost it could easily be a hoax. LOOK- in comparison to the stoplights it must be at least 150 feet tall. IS IT ART has been there to take a gander at this new and mysterious addition to our hilarious city, and we can indeed confirm that it is a reality. Do you remember the old one that looked like two abstract intertwined legs that had been ragrolled gold? But then they disappeared one day- and no one noticed?
This thing ATE it. They say it's a pohutakawa, but it isn't. It's the Devils chopsticks and He's toasting marshmallows

Positioned at the hub of one of the city's busiest gateways, the sculpture will be seen by tens of thousands of motorists every day.

"The pohutukawa tree and its flower, which blooms at Christmas, will be reflected on the motorway and at the Nelson and Hobson Street ramps, by the pohutukawa theme. The sculpture will be the centre point at this important gateway to and from the city. Hopefully, it will help people to enjoy the Christmas spirit throughout the year."


3 Complaints:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently they're sticking lights in all the marshmallows. Perhaps to simulate that stage in toasting where you go too far and the skin turns to embers?

3:58 PM  
Blogger Jagd Kunst said...

More likely it's just to
c)waste money

when will they un-learn?

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Spiky Red Thing is a wonderful piece of, er, art. You can find out all you need to know at: htt://

3:48 PM  

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