Author(s): Chris Booth
There's no end to the audacity of Northland sculptor Chris Booth, a man who thinks not just big but huge. His latest stone wall at the Hamilton Botanical gardens is absolutely stunning and now he has embarked on a giant sculpture for Kerikeri.
His last hardback for Godwit is now out of print and this all-new book brings together the remarkable pieces he has installed both in New Zealand and overseas, in both public and private collections, and traces his remarkable artistic and spiritual journey. His latest commission is for a gigantic work in a chalk pit at The Eden Project in the UK, a work that will cement him firmly on the international stage. First published October 2007.
Chris Booth is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded sculptors, and specializes in substantial and at time audacious art works in the natural environment using naturally occurring materials. Over the years he has received major commissions, among the most significant being the Rainbow Warrior commemorative piece at Matauri Bay, a major work at the famous Kroller Moller museum in the Netherlands and at the Hamilton Botanical Gardens. He is presently working on a huge sculpture to be erected in Kerikeri and has also been commissioned to execute a substantial work for the Eden Project in the UK.