When I started work on Ferns I saw Ian Athfield's nikau palms as major markers of the Square. What I've aimed for is a sort of delicate intricacy that can float over the top of the palms so the two elements can work with each other.
What I wanted to do with my sphere was to extend Athfield's poetry by adding variety in the form of five different ferns because, of course, the basic form of the nikau is overlapping ferns.
No visit to Wellington city is complete without viewing Ferns, an exquisite sculpture by Neil Dawson.
It hangs 14 metres above you when you're standing in Civic Square and, like so many others, I find it exquisitely beautiful.