Flight Trainer For Albatross

Flight Trainer For Albatross, public art, Auckland

Public Art : Flight Trainer For Albatross (also known as Albatross Trainer)

Sculptor : © Greer Twiss

Location :  The Albatrosses can be found on Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand.

Description :

Date Unveiled : The Albatross sculpture was unveiled in 2004

Inscription :

Flight Trainer For Albatross
2004
Tiss 04
Greer Twiss   3500x2500x600mm   Polished stainless steel

Funded by Metropolitan Glass, Creative New Zealand, Sky City Auckland Community Trust, Ports of Auckland Ltd & Aucklnd City Council with the support of ECC Lighting.

Commissioned by the

Auckland City Sculpture Trust



Artist Statement :

Artist's Statement

"Albatross Trainer" is just that, a flight trainer for albatross,
Like a child walker that supports a child learning to walk, it supports the albatross in space while the bird re-learns to fly.

The work is a metaphor for the support we need to give endangered birds like the albatross. The birds are clearly strapped in. Without the supports they would fall from the sky. The downside of any support ecology is a restriction of freedom.

This work addresses the relationship between land, sea and air and the relationship between man and nature.

"What's an albatross like you doing in a place like this"

Greer Twiss - 2005

 Flight Trainer for Albatross, Auckland, public art

Flight Trainer for Albatross, Auckland, public art

Flight Trainer for Albatross, Auckland, public art

Flight Trainer for Albatross, Auckland, public art

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