17 October 2006


Fern Ball (3)

'Ferns', sculpture by Neil Dawson, is a 3.4 metre diameter sphere suspended 14 metres over Civic Square in central Wellington, NZ

© Brian Sibley, 2003

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Andrew Glazebrook said...

You'd think WETA would CG those wires out for them !! :)

Brian Sibley said...

Very true, Andrew! A pretty poor show, I say! But then maybe they too busy birthing orcs, unleashing cave trolls and helping Smeagol to find his inner self! ;-)

Dizzie Diva said...

erhm... excuse me, but what is a WETA? I googled it but that gave me not much help and wikipedia showed me a creapy insect. I had picture this humanoid monstrous female so the resemblance is probaly correct, but I still am curious!

Brian Sibley said...

Weta Workshop is the New Zealand special effects house, based in Wellington (and named after a highly resilient NZ insects!), that was responsible for all the models, weapons, armour, creature make-ups and digital effects in Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' as well as, among other films, 'King Kong' and 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.

Dizzie Diva said...

Yeah, same bug. Yuk.

Cool, I did not know their names, I knew they won a lot of oscars and other awards though, and rightfully so, imo.
Thanks for the explanation. I am now one step closer to becomming a real geek!