Di Tocker's glass reaches new heights - 13th Oct 2012

Di Tocker has installed her tallest glass sculpture to date at Re:Fraction, an outdoor glass exhibition at Waitakaruru Sculpture Park.  Stairway to Heaven? is a rope ladder made with 15 glass rungs and hangs from a branch 5 metres above ground.

Di cut and polished the crystal glass rods, and using girl guiding skills (learned from her mother) lashed and whipped the rope to finish the work in a very decorative fashion.

Commenting on Stairway to Heaven? Di says she wanted to "take a functional item, such as a rope ladder, change the materials and therefore render it dis-functional.  I am also intrigued as to whether people still think they can climb it....will the glass rungs hold the weight of a person?"  Di laughs and says she is not keen to find out!

Re:Fraction is on until the 18th of November.

There is scheduled Artist Talks - all at 11am on Sundays
Graeme Hitchcock - 7 October
Karin Barr - 14 October
Colleen Ryan-Priest - 28 October
Di Tocker - 11 November
free with park entry

The Sculpture Park @ Waitakaruru Arboretum
207 Scotsman Valley Rd
Tauwhare, Waikato, NZ
Open Daily 10am - 6.30pm
Entry: 15yrs plus - $15
5-14yrs - $5

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