Shimmering 10m crystal waka unveiled at Auckland Art Gallery

Guide Kaiārahi by Reuben Paterson

A shimmering 10-metre waka, by artist Rueben Paterson, was revealed this week in a grand opening.

Paterson says the sculpture is made of 611 iridescent crystals and "navigates a spectacular journey from Papatūānuku into the embrace of Ranginui and will cast a galaxy of stars over the pool".

The crystal waka, when lit up at night, illuminates the gallery in rainbow refractions, and by floating the waka above the gallery pool, it appears magical, Paterson says.


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July 10, 2021