Wellington in a windy city as you can see from these pictures taken as we drove towards Wellington Airport in late Spring (November). Several of the outdoor sculptures make an asset out of this ‘liability’ including Phil Dadson’s Akau Tangi which was installed on Cobham Drive, Wellington on 6 May 2010.
The poles vary in height from 6 to 8 meters (19-26 feet). Two stand in the sea at Evans Bay, six on the beach and the seaward side of Cobham Drive, and two on the landward side of the road, so the sculptures seem to march across your path. The cones are also perforated in different ways so that as the wind whistles, each cone makes a different sound – a symphony of wind!
The poles, cones and most components are made from marine grade stainless steel for durability and the sculptures are very much in tune with the wind’s magic touch – the final surprise is that wind charges the lights within the cones so the sculptures are transformed, glowing at night.