studio catherine griffiths


photograph / Simon Devitt © 2012



photographs / Catherine Griffiths © 2012







drawings and studies / Catherine Griffiths © 2012



photographs / Simon Devitt © 2012


01 typography in the landscape


Light Weight O
O’Connell Street, Auckland, NZ
2012 / installed 2018

Wellington Airport domestic terminal, NZ
2015 / installation tba

Te Kei, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

Zion Hill Park
Auckland, NZ
2014 construction 2015/16

Fifth Movement
Takapuna Beach House, NZ

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ

A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ

Wellington Writers Walk
A series of 15 concrete text sculptures, Wellington, NZ
2002 and 2004

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ

Distance Markers
A series of cast-iron, number discs, Wellington, NZ


Fifth Movement


for Takapuna Beach House, with Athfield Architects, Auckland, NZ

Third in the vowel series, ‘Fifth Movement’ is a response to the initial problem of cracked concrete floors. This problem dissipated as the idea took hold. The abstract forms of ‘A-E-I-O-’ meander through the interior, replacing some of the cracks, leaving others, to an upright ‘U’ outside. A bronze pivot punctuates the reading of the work. As well as being sequential and a form of recitation, the musicality of this work — the abstracted notations, the tuning fork -like form of the ‘U’ — is referenced by the title. Quite by accident, I learned of the depth of love and need for music in the family.


Stone, glass, brass, corten steel, and bronze.

related links

Sound Tracks
A Hillside Intervention
Athfield Architects
Simon Devitt


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