Tag Archives: sculpture

Earth to Earth Calendar 2014 released

September 24, 2013

For the second year running Ackermann have published a high quality large format calendar for German speaking countries featuring Martin Hill environmental sculptures.

The calendar is proving so successful that another is being planned for 2015.

You can view and purchase your copies here.

In the Balance

January 19, 2013

 

 

I have just completed and delivered a new permanent sculpture to Art Bay Gallery in Queenstown. It follows the theme I began to explore in “Cyclic Flow” for Sculpture in Central Otago exhibition in 2011. (see below)

This corten steel sculpture entitled “In the Balance” also refers to cyclical systems.

Three corten steel rings sit in space one above the other at different angles. They appear to be unsupported but they are joined to each other at a single point giving the impression that they are frozen in time like a multi exposure photograph of a single spinning coin.

The improbability of its form is intended to unsettle and disturb, raising the question: How can this be?

The idea is based upon nature’s fundamental operating principle of interdependent systems in dynamic balance, where breaking the relationships between the systems collapses the whole.

I have made the work in three sizes, from 2 metres to half a metre in height. These works and “Cyclic Flow” are all available for sale by contacting me.

In the Balance –  Video of the sculpture coming to life when nudged

 

Cyclic Flow, at Rippon Vineyard  2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making sense of the world

May 13, 2012

I was pleased to be invited recently to write for a new media company that is creating a multimedia platform for sharing exceptional ideas, insights, and analysis with the global community. Fair Observer aims to enable their audience to make sense of the world by focusing on issues, events and trends of global significance, and integrating a plurality of perspectives: “providing a 360° view of the world”. They intend to be “the improved 21st century version of The Economist – with exceptional analysis sourced from a network of thought leaders in diverse disciplines from across the globe”.
Fair Observer’s Arts and Culture Desk asked for my perspective on Land Art and Environmental Art accompanied  examples of my work.
Read my full article and enjoy Fair Observer:

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/journeying-beyond-land-art-ecological-shift