Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

March 8, 2010

Jack Frost’s Wash (Cherrie James)

Filed under: Art,Kaukapakapa,sculpture — paul @ 8:30 am
Jack Frost's Wash (Cherrie James)

Jack Frost's Wash (Cherrie James)

Another sculpture from the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Kaukapakapa.

From the exhibition notes:

“The clothesline is the most common kinetic sculpture in New Zealand, seen laden with clothes and spinning wildly in most backyards.

Frost’s Wash reveals only the shape, form and weave of the fabric and not the substance of our clothes as they hang hard stiff and cold after a heavy frost.”

At present, we would have to seriously exercise our imagination to think of frost, but this may be easier for people on the Northern hemisphere.

Jack Frost's Wash (Cherrie James)

Jack Frost's Wash (Cherrie James)


  1. Hello, yes, it was a great trip, and I’m having a lot of fun remembering it in photos. We were not there long enough to know if the punts were being used this time of year. It rained heavily the day before, then snowed in the night. As you to your “laundry,” it looked cold enough to me, so I guess the viewer brings something to it 🙂

    Comment by tapirgal — March 8, 2010 @ 10:24 am

  2. Ah, the old Hills hoist as a sculpture! Wonderful!

    Comment by Bill — March 8, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

  3. Interesting work.

    Comment by J Bar — March 9, 2010 @ 10:50 am

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