New sculpture for The Hills

Sir Michael Hill (right) and sculptor Sean Henry with The Hills' latest giant-sized artwork  PICTURE: JAMES ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Sir Michael Hill (right) and sculptor Sean Henry with The Hills' latest giant-sized artwork PICTURE: JAMES ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Arrowtown-based jeweller Sir Michael Hill has another arresting artwork on his private golf course.

Golfers teeing off on the first hole at The Hills are greeted by a three-metre high painted bronze sculpture of an old man seated on a three-legged travelling stool.

The work, The Seated Man, is by renowned English sculptor Sean Henry, who flew to New Zealand last weekend to find a location for his work.

"He likes to place his work somewhere where there's a bit of time between you seeing it and getting to it,.'' Sir Michael said.

"What I particularly like is the way the colours just blend so beautifully into the landscape.''

Mr Henry said the man was anonymous, like almost all his figures.

 

 - by Philip Chandler

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