Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: A post about art (sort of)

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  • Naly D,

    Good idea. Off the top of my head;
    Christian Cullen
    Stephen Fleming
    Melissa Moon
    Wynton Rufer
    Tana Umaga
    Jesse Ryder? [time will tell]

    And for the record, I like the sculpture too. Be interesting to see how big it is.

    Auckland gets taxpayer funded party central, Wellington gets taxpayer funded [?] statue... Christchurch uses taxpayer funds to buy beer and Toyota Civics to further promote that city's culture; boyracing and inbreeding.</troll>

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Yalnikim,

    A good sculpture, I reckon, and I do really like the idea of having it up on the walkway.

    They could always make it 10x bigger and put it on the Wellywood hill ;-)

    Wellington • Since Sep 2009 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    And for the record, I like the sculpture too. Be interesting to see how big it is.

    And for the record I never said I liked the sculpture, I like the idea of it. As for size, they said 5m tall.

    They could always make it 10x bigger and put it on the Wellywood hill ;-)

    When I saw it had a split in the middle I thought that maybe it was going to be either side of the Miramar cutting

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    As for size, they said 5m tall.

    and width?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    That sculpture looks like something you'd buy from one of those "gifts for men" shops at the mall for your rugby-loving uncle, the afternoon of his 60th birthday.

    It is art for people who don't like art.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1851 posts Report Reply

  • Keir Leslie,

    It's mainly a pity it's a bit shit, isn't it?

    Since Jul 2008 • 1321 posts Report Reply

  • tim,

    like we need more sporting worship in this country?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2009 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    The Fran Wilde Walk is a vast expanse of concrete designed solely for getting a large amount of people the fuck out of the stadium after an event.

    That. But it was also a great place for my kids to learn to ride bikes and skateboards.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    It's one of the many things I love about American sports, the honouring of history.

    We could retire the number 13 =)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2996 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Here's a idea. We let Kerry put that sculpture where ever the heck she sees fit and in return she drops the inane insane Wallywood plan.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1615 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I did the trig and here's an estimate of the width http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadyn/4435920907/

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Edward Siddle,

    Hard to tell if you were being facetious about the sculpture at the front of the Ring of Fire. It is Mount Taranaki, and symbolises the link between Te Ati Awa Wellington Maori and their ancestral homeland in the Taranaki (and I wouldn't mind betting that, at the time this awful stadium was opened in 1999, they figured it might make the point that the Hurricanes represented the whole region).

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    I did the trig and here's an estimate of the width

    I did some trigonometry the other day. It was pretty weird finding a use for it =)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2996 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    I did some trigonometry the other day. It was pretty weird finding a use for it =)

    I use it occasionally, even though it's (ahem) tangential to my job.

    I won't comment about the sculpture ... at least not under my real name.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Whence comes this strange notion that works of art can be made by a special effects company? And do the people involved not realise that we are going to be mocked for this? It is five metres high and it is horrible. This is the sort of thing that should be a lot smaller and available for purchase in an easy plan of 24 monthly payments.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Jesse Ryder?

    this statue would be in Courtenay Place, surely?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4672 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Imagine if Weta Workshops ever turn their hand to making a film about rugby.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    Jesse Ryder?

    this statue would be in Courtenay Place, surely?

    In a horizontal position?

    Since Jan 2007 • 146 posts Report Reply

  • Grace Dalley,

    I think the difficulty with a special-effects company making monumental sculpture is that it's such a different medium. An idea that might work in film is unlikely to work the same in bronze. This should be a no-brainer.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2008 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    As Danielle said on another thread:

    Am I the only person who thinks it looks like a sea of rugby-supporting undead?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    It is five metres high and it is horrible.

    Oh, sweet Jesus. I've just realised how high five metres is! Arrgh! Keep it away from the waterfront!

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1851 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    I think the difficulty with a special-effects company making monumental sculpture is that it's such a different medium. An idea that might work in film is unlikely to work the same in bronze. This should be a no-brainer.

    But Weta also made the tripod on Courtenay and the trees at Te Papa

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    But Weta also made the tripod on Courtenay and the trees at Te Papa

    The tripod is:

    - relevant to Weta's industry;
    - site-specific;
    - self-mocking;
    - playful.

    None of which applies to the rugby sculpture.

    Which trees at Te Papa are you talking about? The wire trees on the plinth? They were by Regan Gentry. Or the trees in the natural history section of Te Papa? In which case they're a piece of exhibition design, not art.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    This should be a no-brainer.

    That it should, but art and architecture are the two creative activities that everyone thinks they can do. People recognise that playwriting and choreography are distinct skills which require talent and practice, as do model-making and special effects; but making a five metre sculpture is something that a bunch of people can do in their spare time.

    It shows how little we value public art as well. Further clues to this state of affairs can be found in our towns and cities, which are littered with badly-made tat, which is conservative, quirky, mawkish, kitsch and gauche, in about equal measures. Take, for example, the Canterbury Heroes, Sir Miles with the giant head in particular. Haydn's passage "filled with statues of the great players from Wellington's sporting past" could look something like this. I am just warning you, that is all.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    That it should, but art and architecture are the two creative activities that everyone thinks they can do.

    I'm the opposite. By definition, if I could do it, it's not art.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2996 posts Report Reply

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