In the Sculpture Court the Northland sculptor Chris Booth will be installing an Untitled Rock Sculpture constructed of basalt boulders. Booth is the second in a series of artists invited to utilise the newly created outside court area.
The subject of Booth’s works revolve around the natural environment. He works from his studio near Kerikeri. Influence and material come from his immediate surrounds. Items such as boulders and shells are gathered and selected. Manuka, kanuka, puriri logs are sanded, sharpened, bound and constructed. Bronze is cast in open air over forms in situ, through a self-developed method of casting. The assemblages, creations of nature’s cast-offs, are moulded by the processing of the sculptor.
→ Contemporary tin man looks at land, Auckland Star, 1987
→ Chris Booth, New Zealand Herald, 24-03-1988
→ Sculptor in tune with environment, Howick and Pakuranga Times, 14-03-1988