‘Rudderstone’ by Denis O’Connor

I was strolling in Wellington’s Botanic Garden and I came across a sculpture by Denis O’Connor called Rudderstone. It looks like this from the path.

Rudderstone by Denis O'Connor as viewed from the front

'Rudderstone' by Denis O'Connor as viewed from the front

I thought it looked kind of cool, but it wasn’t until I walked through to the other side that I thought it remarkable.

'Rudderstone' by Denis O'Connor

'Rudderstone' by Denis O'Connor as viewed from the back

'Rudderstone' by Denis O'Connor - going through the to the other side

'Rudderstone' by Denis O'Connor - going through the to the other side

'Rudderstone' by Denis O'Connor

'Rudderstone' by Denis O'Connor

The blue marble is so incredible, but to see it you need to leave the main path and pass through the rudder. As the Wellington Sculpture Trust site says “Rudderstone is to be walked or passed through”.

Close up of the blue marble that makes up the back of 'Rudderstone'

Close up of the blue marble that makes up the back of 'Rudderstone'

I spent quite a bit of time just staring at the beautiful blue marble under the dappled light of the trees. Thoroughly recommended.

'Rudderston' (1997) by Denis O'Conner plaque

'Rudderston' (1997) by Denis O'Conner plaque

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2 responses to “‘Rudderstone’ by Denis O’Connor

  1. well spotted, acutely observed.

  2. Thanks Dean, it was a bit of a surprise to come across something so awesome that I’d just been walking past without even noticing!

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