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Flour Power - Sculpture

Flour Power is the Trust's seventh permanent artwork in Christchurch. Gentry describes his work fondly as a ‘centrepiece’ for Stewart Plaza, “….as if a friendly giant has walked through the garden city gathering lamp-posts like flowers and tying them into a bunch with a car tyre.”

Flour Power is an impressive artistic statement, distinctive for both its formal qualities and commentary on the changing nature of New Zealand cities. As Gentry describes, “In Canterbury, fields of crops have given way to fields of houses. Rows of wheat have been replaced by rows of street lights. Farm tractors have grown smaller and multiplied exponentially, growing sleeker and faster, modified to ‘pull chicks’ instead of ploughs.”

282 High Street, Central City

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Last updated: 07.12.2016