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

March 21, 2014

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Filed under: Art,Clouds,Kaipara,sculpture,Sky — Tags: — paul @ 7:11 am
Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

We had the good fortune (thanks a million, Stephen!) to be able to visit the Gibbs Farm yesterday. A huge property of undulating land on the Kaipara Harbour, containing a good number of sculptural works whose size matches the size of the grounds. This sculpture by Neil Dawson is entitled “Horizons” and measures 15 x 10 x 36m. Welded and painted steel. It shows the ubiquitous corrugated iron as if having floated down from the sky.

“Dawson’s is one of the few works that can be seen from the road, which is fitting for its trompe l’oeil suggestion of a giant piece of corrugated iron blown in from a collapsed water tank on some distant farm.” (From the Gibbs Farm brochure.)

Check out the sculpture on the satellite view of Google Maps; when you zoom out, you will note a few more of the sculptures (Anish Kapoor‘s “Dismemberment” is the red one, 85m long).

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Horizons (Neil Dawson, 1994)

Gibbs Farm

Gibbs Farm


  1. What beautiful landscape and sculpture. Love how you framed the various perspectives.

    Happy Sky Watch,

    Comment by Merisi in Vienna — March 21, 2014 @ 10:40 am

  2. What wonderful photos and beautiful sculptures and skies for SWF ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

    Comment by artmusedog and carol — March 21, 2014 @ 11:12 am

  3. I would totally enjoy visiting the Gibbs Farm and seeing these sculptures!

    Comment by Sally in WA, USA — March 21, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

  4. Awesome landscape and sculpture; it suits the environment.
    Enjoying all of your captured perspectives.

    Comment by lina@womens perspectives — March 21, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

  5. The sculpture seems to complement the beautiful green, rolling landscape. So lovely.

    Comment by Gemma Wiseman — March 21, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

  6. That is an interesting sculpture. My photo

    Comment by WordTrix — March 22, 2014 @ 7:35 am

  7. what a wonderful sculpture, I love how it interacts with the land and sky!

    Comment by Laura Hegfield — March 22, 2014 @ 8:54 am

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