Go Billy!

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Leg of Lamb took great pleasure in wandering along Billy Apple’s Waipero Swamp Walk in Auckland recently.  The work was commissioned by Auckland City’s public art program, and consists of a striking black and white concrete slab walkway that leads to Eden Park stadium, one of the venues for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Continue walking past the stadium and you’ll hit The Corner Post, a related component on the corner of Walters and Sandringham Road.  Beautifully landscaped and wonderfully elegant in its simplicity, the walk is based upon the golden ratio and the slick lamp-posts that punctuate it are positioned according to ratio calculations.  Billy ties in sporting references through his use of colour. Black and white recall rugby and cricket respectively while his vivid  green plaza suggests the playing field, enhanced by the inclusion of the functional Corner Post.  Thumbs up to Billy for creating such an inspired and accessible public artwork and to Auckland City for backing it.

Go Billy!

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