Billy Apple's Vision for the Big Omaha Trail

Billy Apple has had a keen interest in the Big Omaha Trail project since its inception. He visits the area frequently and has proposed a design for the trail that extends the concept of his Eden Park work from an urban to a rural environment.

Billy Apple is a leading international artist who lives here in Auckland

References:

WikiArt
Auckland Arts Festival 2015 News
Auckland Arts Festival 2015
Billy Compass

He’s the apple of our art eye … Billy Apple. Photo / Dean Purcell   Twelve Questions with Billy Apple – NZ Herald


He’s the apple of our art eye … Billy Apple. Photo / Dean Purcell
Twelve Questions with Billy Apple – NZ Herald

This vision includes the design of a stairway for a steep section of Quintal Road (unformed) and a set of kilometre stones (milestones) for the full length of the trail

Billy Apple's Eden Park work


Billy Apple's Eden Park work

Traditional Milestone


Traditional Milestone

This is an example of a kilometre stone on the Col du Petit Saint Bernard which is situated in Rhone-Alpes. Starting from Morgex, the Col du Petit Saint Bernard ascent is 27.6 km long.


This is an example of a kilometre stone on the Col du Petit Saint Bernard which is situated in Rhone-Alpes. Starting from Morgex, the Col du Petit Saint Bernard ascent is 27.6 km long.

Billy Apple stands near the general location of kilometre stones marking the trail along its route


Billy Apple stands near the general location of kilometre stones marking the trail along its route

... at Rodney Road on the way to Pakiri


... at Rodney Road on the way to Pakiri

... at Rodney Road on the way to Matakana halfway along the trail and at the highest point of 338m


... at Rodney Road on the way to Matakana halfway along the trail and at the highest point of 338m

... on Pakiri Beach looking along the beach to the Pakiri Regional Park where the trail starts and finishes.


... on Pakiri Beach looking along the beach to the Pakiri Regional Park where the trail starts and finishes.

Stairway designed by Billy Apple

Stairway designed by Billy Apple

Stairway location


Stairway location