Barry, A Kiwi Bloke. Katikati. Bay of Plenty. New Zealand.
S 37° 33.210 E 175° 55.029
60H E 404353 N 5843172
Quick Description: Barry is sitting on a park bench reading the newspaper, on Main Street, Katikati.
Location: New Zealand
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 7:22:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM3V2A
Barry is a dinkum Kiwi bloke, but a bit of a New Age man too. Sculptor Donald Paterson used his friend Barry Menzies as model, then commandeered his clothes, shoes and cap to outfit the friendly fellow on the park bench. Barry’s relaxed pose encourages everyone to make friends with him and climb over him so Donald was determined that Barry should be strong enough to withstand both people and weather. Donald sought advice from the properties department of the TV series 'Hercules' and formed the torso over a steel frame anchored to the bench. The frame was laced with wire and further strengthened by a new type of expanding wood product. The body was made of fibreglass, built up painstaking layer by layer. Barry, an electroplater by trade, applied the unique glowing copper finish to his look-alike’s face and hands. Then the statue was dressed and his clothes saturated with resin.
Sculpture: Resin, copper and fibreglass. 1999.
The dear little dog waiting patiently beside the seat is "Jack - best mate of Barry."
He was created by Barry Menzies and Mick Cassidy in 2006.
Location description: Park bench on Main Street, outside the Council Information Building.
Statue's Subject: Barry, a Kiwi bloke.
Artist: Donald Paterson, Akaroa.
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!