Wellington statue found in state of dress
Knitted kit for Solace of the Wind
A Wellington 'yarn bombing' group has taken credit for putting togs and a hat on the Solace of the Wind statue on Wellington's waterfront.
The statue was spotted this morning with its new kit on.
A Wellington group called "One Yarn Bandits" has claimed the stunt. The group, which describes its personal interests as 'yarn bombing', posted pictures on its Facebook page today saying: "Head down to the waterfront to see our latest creation!"
The Solace of the Wind, made by English sculptor Max Patte, was unveiled in February 2008 beside Te Papa.
The two-metre-high iron figure leaning forward into the cross-harbour gale is intended to be a symbol of tranquility on the shoreline.
Other Wellington landmarks have also been dressed up this winter.
In June, the tripod statue at the corner of Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace was given colourful woollen leg warmers by an unknown knitter.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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