This month a new programme of tools for sustainable practice in business was launched for New Zealand and Australia by the Sustainability company in Christchurch featuring Martin Hill environmental sculptures.
I have just uploaded a collection of sculpture photographs to Flickr in order to share them with a wider audience. I will from time to time add to the collection as new works are produced so please enjoy them and come back. Comments and feedback are welcome.
I am working on new sculptures both in the landscape and in the studio about ideas concerning intersecting and interconnected systems. This interests me because a strong point at which to influence change is where systems connect.
While camping with Philippa this week on the bank of the Arawhata River estuary on the West Coast, I was struck by the relationship of the rain forest to the constantly changing river as it rises and falls according to the rainfall in the mountains. I believe recognising the effects of the design of human systems on interconnected natural systems is the starting point for actions for change.
Below is the finished sculpture titled “Intersecting Raupo Sticks”. Made with raupo stems tied with strips of flax fiber.
A week after the ski season ended Philippa and I made a journey using snowshoes and pulling our gear on sleds to Bob Lee Hut, where we made a snow sculpture overlooking the Southern Alps including Mt Aspiring. With no cloud or wind the moon rose as the sun set, casting a warm blush across the snow.
Titled Intersecting Circles, it consists of two snow discs meeting at right angles and refers to the relationship between interconnected systems.