Andrew de Boer



  • Sculpture


  • Steel


  • H2640 x W1000 x D830mm

Andrew de Boer, 'Flipper' (1996), Grey Lynn Park, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021.


Made from galvanised steel, "[t]he imagery is arrived at through a play between naturally occurring forms (such as tree branches) and personal experience. This is combined poetically so that form and content create dynamic, cohesive wholes."

This work is part of The Grey Lynn Sculpture Park, a cluster of works installed from 1993-1996 in the park's gully. The project was administered by Sculptura, a group of local residents. They commissioned works from artists living in, or with a connection to, Grey Lynn. Funding support came from Western Bays Community Board; Northern Regional Arts Council; Creative Communities; Community Initiatives; Grey Lynn Mainstreet; Grey Lynn/Westmere Community Committee; a private local benefactor and local residents.