Peacemaker attempts to communicate the choice of being peaceful among human beings. The transmitter/receiver –like quality of the sculpture communicates this, while birds drinking in the fountain add to the message of peace.

Chris Booth has had solo exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands and Italy, as well as in collective exhibitions. His impressive stone and earth sculptures are feats of balancing, engineering and a widely conceived sense of place. 

The basalt boulders in Peacemaker were collected from Piakoa, near Matauri Bay, Northland.  All boulders were selected with the permission and necessary customary rituals of Ngati Kura and also permission from the Department of Conservation and landowners. 

Basalt boulders / 2800mm
Manuka Way, Botanic Garden
With funding from supporters of the Wellington Sculpture Trust