I first discovered the creative that is Neil Dawson when a friend of mine returned from her travels. She began to tell me about this art piece she saw in New Zealand. She explained that from afar, it looked as if there was a giant 2-dimensional cartoon drawing right there in front of her; a drawing of a sheet of paper. However, as she stepped closer to investigate she discovered that what looked like a drawing, was in fact welded metal. This metal sculpture created a sort of optical illusion from a distance that, to the eye, appeared as if there was a floating sheet of paper sitting on a hill.
I had to learn more, so I began to do some digging and found more work from the creative genius behind this masterpiece, Neil Dawson. Dawson is a famed New Zealand sculptor whose, “best known works are large-scale civic pieces crafted from aluminium and stainless steel, often made using a lattice of natural forms which between them form a geometric whole. [x]” After looking at his work, consider this gal’s mind blown!
If you’re lucky enough to witness one of Dawson’s sculptures in person, snap a picture and tweet it to us!