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Lace Pavillion (John Lyall, 2002)

Lace Pavillion (John Lyall, 2002)

Lace Pavillion (John Lyall, 2002)

This sculpture by John Lyall was commissioned for the Jack Pringle Village Green in Te Atatu. Circles and ellipses and lace patterns – not to forget the picket fence.

There are more John Lyall sculptures at that place, and more of his work has appeared on this blog.

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John Lyall at Lopdell House

John Lyall - Artist's Talk

John Lyall - Artist's Talk

The current exhibition “Wood for the Trees” at Lopdell House in Titirangi brings together works by five artists: John Lyall, Michael Shephard, Russell Moses, Tanya Ruka, Derek March. Many environmental and historical ideas are touched upon throughout.

John Lyall’s contribution is entitled “Forest of Curves: Afloat”. It is a catalogue of seven “curves”, constructed from offcuts and found/collected timber and everyday materials. Some of the pieces (or maybe their precursors) were used as floating ornaments on various ponds or harbours. This is from his exhibition notes:

“Bush and agribusiness, nature and culture: the curves reflect a European intellectual heritage washed up on our far-flung shore and left to wreak havoc. It is the cruelty of extreme beauty, that pared back shape, those subtle changes of radius, a seemingly serene intransigence but mathematics is at the heart of surveying, mapping and building.”

Big tensions – playfully resolved, with a mischievous glint in his eye, by John Lyall, who appeared in this blog before.

Go see the exhibition, it runs to October 9; and if the curves – or some of their representations – are not your cup of tea, you will find something amongst the other works in the show.

Read about rose curves. Read about the lemniscate of Bernoulli.

The Rose Rational (John Lyall)

The Rose Rational (John Lyall)

The Lemniscate of Bernoulli (John Lyall)

The Lemniscate of Bernoulli (John Lyall)

Hand in Hand (John Lyall, 2001)

Hand in Hand (John Lyall 2001)

Hand in Hand (John Lyall 2001)

This paired sculpture by John Lyall (2001) is at the Te Atatu roundabout, next to the Möbius Gate by the same artist. Laser cut in mild steel, and galvanised. The two parts are on opposite sides of the footpath. (I am grateful to Mark Osborne, Senior Arts Project Coordinator Waitakere City Council, for information about this work.)

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3:32 p.m.

Möbius Gate, Te Atatu

Möbius Gate, Te Atatu

I liked how the light played with the fence palings of John Lyall’s Möbius Gate, Te Atatu.

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Möbius Gate, Te Atatu

Möbius Gate, Te Atatu

Geometry in Te Atatu

Möbius Gate

Möbius Gate

This Möbius Gate (2002) by John Lyall plays with the Möbius strip known to all of us from childhood days. It is found at Te Atatu Peninsula’s Jack Pringle Park (map).

Since the Möbius strip has only one side, but all known construction materials are two-sided, something has to give…

Read more about the Möbius strip.

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