1:1 Door – in situ
Recipient of a Highly Commended award at the NZ Parkin Prize, 2020
- 750 x 1950 mm
- Acrylic, collage, graphite and pins on bedroom door
1:1 Door is a site-specific artwork investigating ideas about boundaries and limitations that came about through the restrictions created by Covid 19. After experiencing ‘artists block’ in the first week of living in the confines of our home with my husband and 2 young school aged children during lock down, I began an artwork on our bedroom door. The door, (central to our small 90m2 home) became the mediator between the home and the studio – a place where I could actively and verbally participate in homelife while intermittently working on the doors wooden surface. Initial sketches developed into an axonometric artwork, drawn architecturally and developed further through drawing, painting and scraping. The artwork explores the limitations and boundaries instilled during lockdown, shifting scales between the macro and micro. Side 1 describes the position of the door within our bedroom and house; the house within our section; and our section within our neighbourhood. Side 2 locates our home within our wider community and New Zealand.