Throwing Stones (2009)

Fifteen boulders
1m x 1m x 1m each

“Did you know it took God seven days to make Central Otago? By the eighth day he got bored and started throwing stones at it.”

Throwing Stones was inspired by the words of a Central Otago farmer who, like countless struggling farmers before him, toiled to extract a living from the rock-laden soils. Woolridge discovered fifteen large boulders in a disused quarry in the Caitlins. Cast aside because they were too big and unwieldy, they were perfect to express his idea. Ironically the field where the sculpture is located is now planted in barley and the current farmer has to negotiate around the stones. Located on a private property in Dalefield, Wakatipu Basin.