Ash Keating has done a great large-scale artwork in central Christchurch – well worth a look if you are local. There is a video of him making it here.

Ash Keating: Concrete Propositions

Ash Keating: Concrete Propositions

We especially enjoyed the contrast to the rather desolate surroundings, where many buildings have been demolished, following the earthquakes of the last couple of years.

An adjacent buiding, with multiple cracks very visible.

An adjacent buiding, with multiple cracks very visible.

These sites have mostly been left flat, with a covering of rubble. Needless to say it is very dusty in town these days. More planting would be nice!

One of *many* cleared sites in central Christchurch.

One of *many* cleared sites in central Christchurch.

The backs and sides of buildings that were previously rarely seen are now very visible.

The back of a building, now visible.

The back of a building, formerly hidden.

A number of projects have been done or are underway to improve the general environment. And nature is doing its bit, to set things right.

A former footpath.

A former footpath.

Plants, apparently undaunted.

Plants, apparently undaunted.

These were providing habitat for insects too.

These were providing habitat for insects too.

So, in the midst of all this, we really enjoyed a concrete proposition:

Detail of a 'concrete proposition'.

Detail.

Colours

Large scale art is great!

More, please.

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