Friday, March 6, 2009

#642 ... Night Blues

The blue neon sculpture in the Post Office Square ... building (out of frame) to the right of the sculpture is the Intercontinental Hotel ... a photo of interesting lights, shades and patterns ... taken on the way home from the circus performance

Presented to the city in 2006. The principal funder was TOWER Group, with major donations from Creative New Zealand and the Wellington City Council. Numerous private individuals and trusts, mainly from Wellington, contributed the balance of funds.

The artist Bill Culbert is internationally famous for his work in neon and other light forms. He has written of SkyBlues: “In daylight the neons are against a blue sky, fragile glass blue lines with fine steel supporting structures. Night time will make the artwork vibrate in a different way with the strong vertical movement of electric light at full power. The writing hand moves vertically up and down in space always changing to the moving viewer. Dawn and dusk the blue neon will be ever changing as with rain, winds and clouds. SkyBlues is light energy, the verticals and drawn lines that move, shimmer, swirl blue in cityscape.”


Hilda said...

Looks like a wonderful addition to the night lights of the city.

I love the artist's description too — actually makes sense to me. Wish I could say that of all artists! :D

Babooshka said...

Interesting write up and wonderful nightlight scene.