Gilmour Reserve Sculpture, Waihi

This is a pictorial of the development of a sculpture which will flank the entranceway to Gilmour Reserve and the lake in Waihi. Commissioned by the Hauraki District Council, the project will take 6 months to complete. One side of the entrance will depict the "Legend of The Ohinemuri River and the Taniwha" and the other will have a heritage theme with the mine rake train, Cornish pumphouse and a period settler family.

More stone removed

Viewed from a different angle

The Taniwha taking shape

Close up of he Taniwha

More stone being removed around Taniwha and the river

Close up of detail being revealed as stone removed

Reworked head and undercut body to give more relief

Water thrown on the stone to wash off the dust

More detail for the flax flowers and tree and fish jumping in the Ohinemuri

Detail of the jumping fish

The reserve entrance marker is almost complete

Work continues

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