‘Art’ takes many forms, not all of them necessarily mono-dimensional. For many years I have been a model railway enthusiast, using 1: 148 scale (‘British’ N-scale) to reproduce in miniature the sorts of things that could be seen in the ‘full-sized’ world. An example of this appears below. It depicts the battery (also known as a ‘reduction-works’) of the Kaisers Reef (Hauraki) Gold Mining Co. Ltd. In common with many of my efforts it is fictional in concept, although based on actual similar plants and is technically-accurate in what it portrays. It is included for your viewing pleasure as it is a verifiable ‘work of art’ , albeit in three dimensional form; the colours and techniques used in creating the model forming (at least in my opinion) a cohesive whole, and contributing to the over-all narrative.
Kaisers Reef (Hauraki) G. M. Co. 40-stamp Battery and cyanide plant
Notes: Scale: 1:148.
Dimensions: 13 in. x 13.5 in. x 5 in.
Materials used: Mixed media.
New Zealand Government Rlys. Dept. Class Wb.
These were a small tank locomotive of 2-6-4T wheel arrangement, and were used on light track and suburban service.