Neil Dawson's Ferns sculpture, Wellington 2004
Neil Dawson's Ferns sculpture, Wellington 2004

Another sculpture is this week's Lost & Found, from my old home town of Wellington New Zealand.  I've always been fond of Neil Dawson's Ferns sculpture, which hangs above the city's Civic Square in the centre of town - I was at the unveiling of it at the dawn ceremony to launch the 1998 New Zealand International Arts Festival, which was my first festival in that country not long after I'd arrived there.

It's a beautiful, ethereal piece of work - and on an afternoon when Wellington was putting on one of it's typically dramatic weather days, I found myself looking up with the sun behind it, and seeing something quite different from usual - a fern ball eclipse, really.

It's funny, but somehow I always seemed to wind up there when I was walking around looking for something to test cameras & lenses on - drawn back to it over and over, really.  I've probably got more photos of this one sculpture than anything else!

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