OKO 2, 2002, 11.5×11.5×11.5’ (350x350x350cm), wine bottles, steel and light
Off the Wall, Te Papa Tongarewa-Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, NZ
OKO2 is a huge luminous planetary sphere made out of 5000 blue, clear and green wine bottles. Bottles are inserted in a complex honey-comb like structure of steel frames made out of round mild steel pipes. This sculpture makes reference to the history of the New Zealand wine industry from prohibition times to the present. This history was formed by Dalmatians, Slovenians and other non British immigrants.
OKO 2 was commissioned by Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand. The work was made for a long term exhibition called Off the Wall, curated by Natasha Conland.