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Michael Wells

Corten Steel
2400h x 600mm Globe diameter

This artwork features a suspended 'globe', representing the shared appreciation for perfect circles and grounds. The fascination with perfect circles sparked the inception of this piece. The globe symbolises the world's vastness, urging exploration and discovery beyond known horizons. 


Its presence invites viewers to embark on a journey, emphasising the endless possibilities and opportunities awaiting exploration beyond our immediate surroundings.

About the Artist

Michael Wells, a sculptor based in Canterbury, brings a unique background to his craft. Having spent over three decades in dairy farming, Michael redirected his focus to a passion that had long filled his leisure hours – creating with steel.


His experience maintaining and repairing items on the farm, especially in the aftermath of seismic events like earthquakes, reinforced the quintessential Kiwi knack for resourceful improvisation using whatever materials were at hand.


When not engrossed in his shed, meticulously crafting with a welder, you might find Michael teeing off on the golf course, en route to the greens, or winding down from a round. Alternatively, he might be maneuvering a lawnmower across his beloved lawns—a task that brings him undeniable joy.


Amidst these pursuits, Michael cherishes his deep connection with his wife and adult family, whose support and love are integral to his life. Through his unique blend of farm wisdom, resourcefulness, and a passion for steel, Michael brings a distinct touch to his sculptural endeavors.

People's Choice Award

Lake Tekapo Sculpture Walk People's Choice Award allows visitors to vote for their favourite sculpture, with the winning artist receiving $600, announced on the exhibition's final weekend.
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