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

November 18, 2010

Crown Lynn Swans (John Parker 2010)

Filed under: Art,History,New Lynn,Walls — paul @ 7:03 am
Crown Lynn Swans (John Parker 2010)

Crown Lynn Swans (John Parker 2010)

This tiled mural by award-winning ceramic artist John Parker is part of the New Lynn railway station. If you go to the platform via escalator, you are unlikely to find it, but if you take the stairs (or lift) you can’t miss it. The tiled swans want to evoke one of the signature pieces of the Crown Lynn production, the swan vase. An example in real life is shown below, picture taken on a wet Titirangi Market day on a second-hand dealer’s table. (Yesterday’s post shows another image recalling this piece of Crown Lynn lore.)

Crown Lynn Swan

Crown Lynn Swan

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