Saturday, February 18, 2017

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME - 'An existential exploration of space, place and identity'
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. 

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