‘Circles & Baubles’
Eight Pointed Star III
‘Eight Pointed Star III’
Twists In The Window
‘Twists In The Window’
…everything to everything, in all time and space…
Sun Ray Rainbow Doors
‘Sun Ray Rainbow Doors’
…even a pessimist would want to open these…
Church Window & Frieze
‘Church Window & Frieze’
Eight Pointed Star II
‘Eight Pointed Star II’
Eight Pointed Star
‘Eight Pointed Star’
…variously, a symbol of life, fertility, hope, balance and harmony…
… a little arch four you…
Under The Bridge
‘Under The Bridge’
So that’s the final photo in a series of twelve – aspects of the two idiosyncratic and rather wonderful Hundertwasser-designed buildings in New Zealand’s Northland.
I hope you have enjoyed the colourful views, and thanks for tuning in!
…another recycled bottle window courtesy of the unorthodox but environmentally friendly design mind of Friedensreich Hundertwasser…
I kid you not, this is a window made of recycled glass bottles in what has to be one of the world’s most artistic toilet blocks.
So stunningly different that you almost forget why you entered in the first place! And, given the architect Hundertwasser’s dislike of straight lines, the tiled floor is all a bit crooked and uneven, so you need to watch your step a bit…
I realise this has become an accidental series of photos of the newly finished Hundertwasser Art Centre – random shots taken on New Year’s Day of the very random and esoteric building. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian visual artist, architect and environmentalist, who spent the latter part of his life in New Zealand.
He viewed straight lines as “godless and immoral” apparently. Not too many straight lines in this building inspired by his lifetime of doggedly individualistic design!
More to come…