The work of New Zealand-based designer Fletcher Vaughan, Collapse is designed as a sculptural representation of the precarious balance between industrial society and nature.
The sculpture’s site is directly exposed to the forces of nature, elements that are becoming more unpredictable and extreme due to climate change and global warming. Although firmly fixed, the illusion that Collapse could be toppled at any moment by a breath of wind represents the fragility of our planet and its inhabitants in the present day.
Standing 4 metres high x 3,4 mt long x 0,6 mt tall, the house of cards is composed of lasercut PVC/aluminum panels with stainless steel fixings and PVC decals.
Installed on the Hauraki Gulf of Waiheke island in New Zealand, Collapse is directly exposed to the forces of nature, and although it is grounded in concrete and composed of durable materials, the illusion that the sculpture could be toppled at any moment by a slight breath of wind represents the fragility of our planet and its inhabitants in the present day.
Location: Gulf of Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Designers: Fletcher Vaughan, Avondale, New Zealand
PVC, aluminium, steel
Picture credits: Fletcher Vaughan
Website: www. fletcher-systems.co.nz