Prow & Capital
- Capital: H2550 x W1300 x D1530mm; Prow: H2550 x 1300 x D1300mm
Sculptural elements marking the entry to the City to Sea Bridge these pieces have been carved out of Oamaru Stone and are accompanied by a black plaque. 'Capital' is based on Euro-classical architectural elements while 'Prow' depicts the prow of a waka with Taniko woven edge motif.
A plaque installed with the work reads:
“Capital and Prow / The sculptures by Matt Pine on either side of the stairs are part of aseries of 10 works called Reflections on an Ancient Past. / Capital (above) is based on European classical architectural elements with koru form on the edges. / Prow (on the other side) depicts a Maori canoe prow with Taniko weave motif on the edges – a mix of European and Maori cultural elements.”