Wednesday, 15 June 2016

WWWWWW #77 - Reuban Paterson's The Golden Promise

World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.

This week:

Reuban Paterson: Artist

I may not know art, but I know I like chicken wings and art. At the Albany campus of Massey University in New Zealand, one of his sculptures was installed named "The Golden Promise":

It is glorious and will be mine one day.

"An established Auckland artist renowned for his work using glitter, Mr Paterson used the metaphor of a wing symbolising protection and nurturing offered by the university to students at the campus, which was previously the site of chicken farming.)"

“This work especially refers to – and celebrates – the development of the university from its beginnings as an agricultural college, into what it has aspired to become over the course of its own history – and just as the university has transformed and grown over this time, so too has the pastoral land on which it is located at Albany,”
This video won't play here, but click to watch it over on Vimeo:

The Golden Promise, 2014. Install at Massey University, Albany Campus. from Reuben Paterson on Vimeo.

Art is subjective, but then again, so art chicken wings.
What do you think?

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