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A Bright Morning

The Window

The Window

Cobwebs in a window at Lopdell House, Titirangi, catching the morning sun.

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Before the Dust Settled

Cloud of Dust

Cloud of Dust

First make dust — then let it settle! Concrete cutters produce both, noise and dust. Then it’s time to dowse with water.

The West Edge housing development in Rankin Road is under way.

A Gathering of Balloons

Rice Paper Lamps

Rice Paper Lamps

Rice paper lamps at the Auckland Museum.

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How Convenient! #13

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

At NorthWest Shopping Centre, Massey.

Dew Drops

Dew Drops

Dew Drops

Morning dew on an aloe leaf.

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Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights

Corner New North and Blockhouse Bay Roads. Framed by Agave attenuata in flower.

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

A cube of one-way mirror glass and neon letters by Robert Jahnke at Corban Estate Arts Centre in their exhibition “Nga aho taruarua” (on until July 17, 2016).

From the exhibition notes:

Neon and one way mirrored glass are utilised in Tuku Iho (2015), resulting in a repetition of words that appears infinite and disappears into a void of darkness. The work captures the Maori notion of the emergence of the world of light from the darkness of Te Po. Jahnke says the words can be translated as ‘to bequeath,’ conveying the Maori concept of eternity; “it is an expression that is often associated with taonga – taonga tuku iho -referring to a treasured or prized possession handed down to the current generation by ancestors”.

Before Sunset

Cabbage Trees (Cordyline Australis)

Cabbage Trees (Cordyline Australis)

A stand of cabbage trees reaching up to catch the sun before it sets behind the ridge. Near Lower Huia Dam.

In the Green Room

In the Green Room

In the Green Room

At the beginning of the month, Lopdell House opened its doors to show the refurbished facilities. While the theatre was not quite ready, the green room was resplendent with smoke and mirrors and lamps, enough to get lost in.

Note: The Upstairs Gallery is now back at the Lopdell House, their first show in the new premises opened on Thursday (“Spiritual Terrain” – paintings by Terry Prince.)

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Please Signal Driver

Please Signal Driver

Please Signal Driver

Lights, reflections, stainless steel bars join together to synthesise a surreal image. City to Airport bus.

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