Village Arts Gallery - Kohukohu, Hokianga
Group show of Northland Artists
18 February to 19 March 2017
Open daily 10am - 4pm
BELONGING - 2016
Dimensions: 350 (W) x 415 (H) x 50 (D)
Materials: Muka (NZ flax fibre), driftwood, lace, wool, silk thread, cotton, tacks, copper nail, paper
MANNAHATTA - 2016
Dimensions: 185 (W) x 310 (H) x 20 (D)
Materials: Muka (New Zealand Flax) Fibre, driftwood, copper pipe,
copper sheet, found thread, found fishing rope (synthetic),
paper handle, polyurethane and acrylic coated thread and reflective thread
Using mnemonic symbols to create subconscious connections to a place both past and present. This 'subway map' represents Mannahatta, the island known today as Manhattan.
Driftwood and thread from the banks of the Hudson River and copper from discarded phone chargers portray the Upper West Side; blocks of spatial colour representing water and parks, subway stops along Broadways No.1 line a flicker of the original bedrock of Central Park.