‘Quasi’ is the latest sculpture to appear in the central city. Five metres high, it sits on top of the Christchurch Art Gallery on the corner of Montreal and Gloucester Streets.
This artwork is by Ronnie van Hout, who was also responsible for ‘Comin’ Down’, a sculpture which sat on top of the old High Street Post Office building for three years and has recently disappeared.
Quasi is a combination of face and hand – intended to be a surreal gesture. The name refers to the fact that it is a quasi object – neither a hand nor a face. It also refers to Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame.
I like Quasi, it adds an element of fun to our city.
“This Quasi is the latest art
to grace our city’s broken heart.”