Communicating Tension


Giuseppe Romeo



  • Sculpture


  • Bronze
  • Stone


  • ea H302 x W340 x D340 (circumference 985). Together on base: H790 x W1505 x D1000mm

Giuseppe Romeo , ‘Communicating Tension ‘ (1996), Grey Lynn Park, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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


The piece consists of two thimbles, both of bronze, resting on a roughly hewn piece of Trethewey granite.

The artwork's production was sponsored by Trethewey Granite and Marble (now Trethewey Stone).

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.