In Bloom (2020)
In Bloom was developed by Steve Carr while on residency at McCahon House in French Bay, West Auckland. The bronze-cast tyres and living floral arrangements present a contrast in materials, offering a moment of reflection on states of permanence and change. Situated in pedestrian-friendly Takutai Square, the bronze tyres reframe the high-density traffic that surrounds the site by acting as a vessel for new life and seasonal growth. Carr’s previous works in film, photography, and sculpture have often explored themes of time and transformation. In Bloom continues this artistic investigation. Rubber becomes bronze, nurtured by its new environment. As the planting grows, the work will change and evolve with the passing of time.
CitationCarr S (2020). In Bloom. Public sculpture consisting of 11 cast car tyres in bronze, planting, Takutai Square Britomart, Auckland, New Zealand,07/09/2020-30/11/2020. Commissioned by Creative NZ, Britomart, McCahon House.
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