Sliver is a sculpture by New Zealand artist Virginia King on display on Broadway in Newmarket.
The stainless steel circular sculpture may be viewed as an archetypal symbol of time. The pivoting disc is perforated with a series of radiating elliptical spheres. The work references the hub of energy, the wheel of commerce that exemplifies Newmarket.
King’s sculpture celebrates life in the South Pacific and the complexities of natural forms. By abstracting and magnifying these forms, she draws attention to their fragility and the vulnerability of the earth’s eco-systems. Her works are informed by mythology, history, science and literature.
Commissioned by the Newmarket Arts Trust, with financial support from Newmarket Business Association, ASB Trusts and Tramco Group.