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Sculptor of the Week - Ramon Robertson

Published: 11 February 2016

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"Gravity Bag explores themes about the urban environment and our existence in it."

Ramon Robertson’s sculpture, Gravity Bag, explores themes about the urban environment and our existence in it. His work relates to an essential human need to control space and physical structural form.

The Howick-based sculptor's work is showing at the Sculpture in the Gardens free exhibition of 20 large-scale sculptures at the Auckland Botanic Gardens until 06 March.

Ramon will be leading an artist-guided walk this Sunday, 14 February at 1pm. Meet at the visitor centre at 1pm to join the walk.

He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1992 with an honours degree in Fine Art Sculpture. Ramon has exhibited across Auckland and the Kaipara Coast.

Gravity Bag is a black timber tower standing at 280 cm with a group of 15 concrete figures standing on top.

The figures depict senior architects, junior architects, planners and contractors who are experimenting with the idea of wearing sand bags to work out an alternative way of assessing the gravity pull on built structures.

“I work with moulds, casting and modelling and, use materials such as resin, silicone and concrete and my present work definitely reflects those periods in which I worked with architects and furniture or product designers,” Ramon says.

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