'Diving board is primarily a visual statement that the spectator can confront and relate to in a direct physical sense, board to chest, and empty tank to groin. The 4'6" high concrete steps and the glass tank are linked across the space by the cantilevered hessian-covered board. The chest-neck board height gives the feeling of just about being out of one's depth; taking a decisive step and going by the board. The board erotically projects outwards just missing the tank. The glass tank is an obvious back-flipped reflection of the solid concrete steps. It also thrusts upwards and outwards then stops erect, on clean-cut stainless steel legs at thigh height. With cold formality three graduations of sand blasting matter-of-factly imply different water levels'. (CM)
Its literal existence evokes the preconceptions of the viewer about the object. I was interested in upsetting the preceiver by the strange scale, dryland format and the physical tensions of the materials against the implied activity around the image.

From:

new art
Some recent NZ sculpture and post-object art
edited by Jim Allen & Wystan Curnow
Pbl Heinemann (1976)