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From the Resene News – issue 2/2016

Winning folly - Daughter of the Swamp

A new sculpture, Daughter of the Swamp, has joined the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail created by the winning team of Ryan Mahon, Sacha Milojevic, Edward Roberts and Raphaela Rose.

Daughter of the Swamp sculpture

The Brick Bay Sculpture Trust Folly Project, supported by Resene, is an annual competition designed to support young emerging architects and to push the boundaries between sculpture and architecture - to combine the two disciplines and encourage experimentation with materials, form versus function, colour and space.

Daughter of the Swamp references the historic hinaki and the legend of Maui who was first to catch the long eel, with his wife Hina, the Daughter of The Swamp. Seemingly like a building envelope but, adhering to the traditions of the Folly, the sculpture provides no practical protection, only spatial definition. Instead it offers an interface between you and the surrounding landscape that is observed through gaps in the brightly painted inter-laced steel. By overlapping and repeating the steel form, an effect like that of delicately woven eel traps is achieved.

The bold coloured effect has been created by coating the steel in Resene Armourcote 221 and Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel in a palette of Resene Solitaire (warm cream), Resene Hacienda (rich ochre) and Resene Pohutukawa (spicy rich red).

Visit the Daughter of the Swamp at the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Snells Beach.


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