I first met Gerd in May 1969 at a mens boarding house in W/Vancouver. Over a period of weeks we became firm friends and later in May and June, I sat for pencil & charcoal drawings which were used for a number of ideas blossoming in his mind for a series of 'peoples sculptures' to be placed in highly visible public parks. |
In Sept & Oct '69 I again sat for Gerd for the drawings and later the clay models which became "The Spearfisherman". This led to mysterious photos at a number of locations on beaches, in parks and on rocks for suitable sites in / around Stanley Park and environs.
In Sept / October '69 Gerd made a concrete bust which I later brought back to New Zealand where I came from, and today 40 years on, sits in my office in Sydney, Australia.
Fond memories of a really great guy.
21 December 2009 - Sydney, Australia.