Christian Nicolson

First Step to Existentialism, 2015

Solar powered traffic light, solar panels, motor, steel, plastic components, LED lights and electric components

STOP. This is really important. Have you flossed today? Do you buy free range? In life we are faced with decisions constantly. Some big, some small. We are forever processing information. How do we choose to do what we do? Is it easier to do what is expected of us? I believe in doing the right thing whenever possible. But sometimes it’s more complicated than that. Sometimes it’s a matter of not doing the wrong thing. Is the right thing the wrong thing? Is the wrong thing the right thing? It’s a judgment call. Sometimes that takes courage. Don’t forget who you are. You’re a fully- fledged human being.

Ok the light is green now, you can probably go. But don’t listen to me. What would I know?

Christian Nicolson

Auckland-based multimedia artist Christian Nicolson is a painter, sculptor and creator of installations.

Nicolson was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and a number of his works are held in the Wallace Collection. He contributed to the 2009, 2011 and 2013 headland Sculpture on the Gulf events with Biggie, a sculpture of a life-size Spit re, Barebottomland, and Look darling it’s Tom and Nancy.