The work is very tactile and abstract, although as it was being built I realised there was a real albatross there. I have always been fascinated by the albatross, its size, its power and its awesome grace. My sculpture is large and white and of the sea. 

The Wellington Sculpture Trust was launched with the acquisition of Albatross, under the inspiration and leadership of Dr Ian Prior and Henry Lang. 

Tanya Ashken was born in Britain and trained as both a silversmith and a sculptor. She lives in Wellington. 

Albatross is three abstract shapes interacting with each other, with the water evoking rocks and the sea. 

Ferro-cement / 3500 x 8000mm
Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Waterfront
With funding from a wide range of Wellington companies and organisations