A triplet, from the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, experiencing the works of its namesake, the extraordinary artist Len Lye. I started doing these batch-of-three things for fun on Instagram, then wondered why I wasn’t doing them on the blog, since I like my blog better than any of my social accounts. Not that you’d know it, from how often I update this thing….
This movie is the beginning of something I’ve been feeling a need to do, wanted to do for years. Made in the lush sanctuary that is Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, it is about watching the change of light on leaves, being absorbed by the forest and those tall, rushing trees, and the magnificence of a single unfurling frond. Pukekura Park, being an oasis for many feathered species, is where I really listened to birdsong, its inhabitants raucous in their haven. Resplendent in stillness, the sanctity of green space.