Story: Sculpture and installation art

Chris Booth with 'Gateway'

Chris Booth with 'Gateway'

An ardent conservationist, Chris Booth often places his sculptures, assembled from boulders and stones, in the landscapes where the materials originated. His aim is to make sculpture that is in harmony with the land. The boulders are often stacked and shaped using steel cabling so they appear to defy gravity. An example is 'Gateway' (1990) at the entrance to Albert Park in Auckland.

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Mark Stocker, 'Sculpture and installation art - Local influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Mark Stocker, published 22 Oct 2014