Third Nature: the threshold

by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2012
proposal for Pukekura Park, New Plymouth for SCANZ 2013
Later rejected, a version of this is Under the Trees: Third Nature and another version of this idea is Grove

    Outdoor sculpture by Sen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff


Is it an exoskeleton?
Is it a temple?
Is it a less-is-more house?

Today there is an increasing consciousness that well-being is not necessarily tied to the ownership of material things. More and more of our needs from education to entertainment have little material content. The West is becoming a post-industrial society because our basic needs are fairly easily met.

In this sculpture you donít need any device to connect with ... whatever this connects you to.

It is a sculpture to be experienced individually from the inside out. The threshold is a place to pause.


Outdoor sculpture by Sen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff    






To be made from recycled wood, which might be dressed demolition wood or Manuka from a Taranaki farm.

To be attached to the ground at 5 points with half buried round fence posts. See diagram on the left re: support for the structure which will be strong enough to bear the weight of about 100 kilos. The structure will be built to make it difficult to climb.

Outdoor sculpture by Sen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff  

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