Korean sculptor relishes Oamaru Opportunity

Korean sculptor Jin Lee was able to create her
Latest work, Aotearoa, while being hosted
By long-time Goughs Forklifts client Parkstone
Quarries recently.

Jin decided to visit New Zealand because she
Was unhappy with the high price of imported
New Zealand stome in her native country.
Quarry director Bob Wilson and his wife, Linda,
Who have hosted several Asian visitors at their
Property west of Oamary, were happy for Jin to
Stay with them while she worked with some of
Their stone.
After almost two months of hard, physical work,
Much of it with an angle grinder, she completed
The three-tonne work, which was done as a
Commission for a Korean customer.
Goughs CEO, Brian Hogan was among the first
To inspect it. Brian was accompanied by Cat
General Manaer, Andrew Green, John Rae from
Stevensons in Auckland and Murray Francis from
Road Metals. Parkside Quarries Managing
Director, Joe Mitchell and Goughs Forklifts
Territory Manager Phill Boult were also on hand.
The visitors were able to chat with Jin, who is
Confident of a busy career back in South Korea,
Where a new law has made it compulsory for all
Commercial byildings to have a sculpture.
Linda Wilson said that Jin worked in a paddock
Off her garden and was keen to give her creation
A New Zealand name to reflect how much she
Enjoyed her visit. Her artistic talents also
Stretched to the kitchen, where she proved to
Be an extremely able cook.
Jin셲 sculpture impressed a Korean fisherman,
Who is based in Otago. He offered to freight
18 tonnes of stone back to Korea for her.
To look at some more of jin셲 work, you can
Visit her website: www.SolarArtStudio.com