The Sculptures of Gibb’s Farm
I first came across an article on Gibb’s Farm in Twisted Sifter, a site that utilizes large format photography, when possible, to bring readers “entertainment and wonder”. If you, like me, prefer your web entertainment and procrastination to the left of center, visit the site.
In any event, I happened upon this article about Gibb’s Farm and was taken with the idea of the place, the art and the mind behind the creation. Gibb’s Farm, a private property owned by Alan Gibbs and located in New Zealand, is one big kiss to outdoor architecture and sculpture. The property sits on a harbor, “Kaipara Harbour, the largest harbour in the Southern hemisphere” and is home to over twenty-two large scale sculptures, privately commissioned by Mr. Gibbs.
It’s interesting to look at the art work and the ways in which the artists have utilized the landscape as a part of their work. Visually breathtaking. When I was looking at the photographs of the sculptures, I kept thinking how does one start with nothing – with no concept of an idea, with a blank slate – and create such large-scale pieces of art work that respects the land on which it sits.
A piece of the world you might not have otherwise known.