Lake guardian at hole No.5
Hair streaming in the wind, she stands upright overlooking Lake Wakatipu from the picturesque 5th hole at Queenstown Golf Club, on the Kelvin Heights peninsula.
The Mark Hill sculpture Wakatipu Kuikui, is one of four along the walking track around the golf course.
The work was commissioned by the Hensman family in memory of their late father Hylton, one of the founders of the golf club, a past president and club champion.
Eldest son Phillip said when commissioning the work he simply asked Hill to come up with something suitable for the spectacular spot and was pleased with the result.
‘‘That figure is looking into the distance, not just geographically but looking into the future. That’s what it represents to me, looking beyond the horizon, and that’s what Hylton did.’’
For Hill the concept was to capture the feeling of the lake he experienced as a windsurfer and on boats.
The woman is a guardian figure - her hair is windswept, her body is worn and she stands stoic, overlooking the lake.
The Mark Hill sculpture Wakatipu Kuikui on Queenstown Golf Course.