Monday, September 30, 2019

28th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2019

Finalist in the 28th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2019

Harakeke Rope (Ongoing since 2019)
Gathered during annual harvests from 2011 to 2019 from Pa Harakeke, Te Noho Kotahitanga - Unitec (Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland), Pa te Aroha (Whirinaki), Piritahi (Waiheke Island), Auckland Botanic Gardens and o Te Iwi, Waitakere. Fibre extracted from harakeke leaf blade by scraping with mussel shell.  Harakeke rib and outer leaf blade flax fibre stripped.

Hand-worked rope, suspended from muka to harakeke mass.

250 metres approximately, pegged - and ongoing throughout the exhibition