Ronnie van Hout

Ronnie van Hout

#Boy Walking

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand born multi-disciplinary artist Ronnie van Hout worked with UAP to fabricate Boy Walking, a public artwork commission for Potters Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Van Hout’s monumental sculpture depicts – as the artwork title suggests – a hyper realistic oversized boy, mid stride. Standing at 5.6 meters tall and fabricated in cast aluminum, the artwork evokes both change and optimism, acting as a towering landmark for the park.

The form of the artwork was developed by the artist by scanning an actual boy (his son) and creating a 3D model. UAP were engaged through the design development phase to resolve the form, scale, engineering and finish. The resulting work was expertly fabricated by UAP using 3D scanning and HoloLens technology to achieve the perceived walking movement of the sculpture and the custom paint finish.

Image Credits: Auckland Council, Rachel See, Cian Sanders

#Project summary

Creative

Ronnie van Hout

Artwork Title

Boy Walking

Project

Potters Park

Client

Auckland Council

Year

2019

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Build

UAP

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