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

April 26, 2013

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Filed under: Art,Titirangi — paul @ 7:26 am
Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Titirangi Roundabout presented itself in stunning red on yesterday’s Anzac Day: covered in oversized red Anzac poppies with a peace flag attached. Signs indicating “poppies avalable Sunday”. A compelling sight for every photographer.

It is an installation by local artist Cristina Beth. The Lopdell House Facebook page has this to say:

Visit the Titirangi roundabout on ANZAC morning to see artist Cristina Beth’s Peace Poppy installation. This artwork is for everyone in the community to enjoy and will become part of the landscape for three days.

Afterwards the poppies will be given away, and people will be asked to pass on an act of peace/kindness and email back this to the artist to be documented into an art book.

With this installation, Cristina Beth wishes to honour the past and be a reminder to give thanks for the abundance and peace we share with each other today and protect the land here in Aotearoa for future generations.

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)