Sphere Of Silver Ferns

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A magical sphere comprised of silver ferns hangs suspended in the Wellington sky.

Okay, not really magical in the conjuring sense, as the wires holding the sculpture aloft are clearly visible, but in the sense of fantastical art/sculpture.

That the silver fern is the national symbol of New Zealand/Aotearoa is an emblematic plus.

The whirl of symmetrical fern motifs reflects the sun.

And reflects our special place and the endless,unifying cycle of life here(well, to me it does but you might see something else…).

F**k, I didn’t plan to come over all patriotic at the start of writing this, but even if you’re not a Kiwi, I hope you enjoy this very cool lump of flying metal anyway!



Just An Obervation…

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 Carter Observatory, Botanic Gardens, Wellington NZ

Astronomical observatories are fascinating vantage points to far flung stars, planets and space matter.

Where the unknown is made known, the distant made near.

There is an element of magic in that, albeit with a telescope instead  of a wand.

Well, that’s my observation anyway…

But I will leave the last word to someone who really understood how to make the magic occur, Galileo Galilei :

” I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night “.