- 1970 x 760 mm
- Mixed media on recycled door
- 2019 – (Shortlisted for the Parkin Drawing Prize, NZ)
- ARTISTS COLLECTION
Mātaki – ‘to gaze, watch, inspect, examine, observe’
Mātaki is a site-specific project that refers to the Ward Observatory in Whanganui, and was inspired by the unique shape of a recycled door. The work embodies a process of investigation and experimentation from beginning to end. Collaged, drawn and painted onto the door are all related project findings: observational sketches, architectural drawings, research notes, historical data, recorded conversations and astronomy diagrams. Layers of information were built up gradually over 12 months creating a textured and detailed surface through which the final composition emerged.