Last summer we made a Stacked Stone Sphere on Breast Hill high above Wanaka. It was made to withstand the elements long enough for us to return in winter conditions to film and photograph it for the exhibition Fragile Canvas.
In the past year several of our mountaineering friends have visited the sculpture and reported on its slow transformation. Jo Haines was there when a New Zealand Falcon/ kārearea landed on it and she captured this image
Clearly the sphere is beginning to tilt and become misshapen. New rocks have been contributed too by visitors and other rocks have fallen away – all part of the sculpture’s transition back to the mountainside.
Long live kārearea, the fastest flying bird in New Zealand.