Bamboo Island

Bamboo Island is an artwork i was commissioned to design and build at a client's property in Beachhaven, Auckland. The design process was done in collaboration with the client and was inspired by a shared passion for Japanese zen gardens and contemporary land art.

 

The structure itself is made up of 255 individual bamboo stakes, lashed together with a black cord for strength and integrity. The only two tools i used in this creation was a handsaw and a rubber mallet - the bamboo i harvested myself at various locations around Auckland.

 

The island is sown with a cover crop of white clover that spills over the edges and the only other species present is a bonsai'ed Hebe tree centred at the bottom of the sculpture, raised and level.

Construction

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3_Construction_
4_Vertical_Mid_Construction
5_Mid_Construction_View_From_Above
6_Vertical_Bamboo_Structure_Completed
7_Hebe_Tree_Installation
8_Hebe_Installed_Verticle
9_Hebe_Install_Complete_Full
10_Hebe_Install_COmpleted_Bottom_View
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13_Verticle_Unsown
11_Unsown_Completed_Sideview
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