Giant Crumpled Paper Drops From The Sky, Lands On Hill In New Zealand

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Giant Crumpled Paper Drops From The Sky

Giant Crumpled Paper Drops From The Sky

You are standing in a park in New Zealand. You look up at the top of a hill, and there, balanced on the ground, looking like it might catch a breeze and blow away, is a gigantic, rumpled piece of paper.

Except … one side of it, the underside, is … not there. You can see the sky, clouds, birds where there should be paper, so what is this?

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As you approach, you realize it is made of metal. It’s a sculpture, made of welded and painted steel that looks like a two dimensional cartoon drawing of a three dimensional piece of paper. That is three dimensional if you get close; but looks two dimensional if you stay at the bottom of the hill…

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…also you can see from these two-dimensional photographs of the three-dimensional sculpture. It looks like a two-dimensional cartoon sitting on a three-dimensional hill — STOP!!! My head hurts.

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Here’s an artwork that fools with my brain and makes me think that what I see — or think I see — is a curious mix of expectation, distance, chance and brain circuitry. And, in this case, delight.

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