First permanent sculpture created in Wanaka

March 1, 2006

The idea for this permanent sculpture was to put to use the timber from clearing a building platform on the one acre section where we built our new house in Wanaka. A steep section, it is covered in bush – the native kanuka, which is a very hardy timber able to survive in the dry climate.

We cut hundreds of precisely measured lengths of kanuka, peeled off the flaky bark and created a circle with an engineered steel frame. Located on a westerly ridge in front of the client’s beautiful award-winning house it stands against the distinctive mountain peaks behind which the sun sets.