Mātaki

Mātaki

  • 1970 x 760 mm
  • Mixed media on recycled door
  • 2019
  • Shortlisted for the Parkin Drawing Prize, NZ

Mātaki – ‘to gaze, watch, inspect, examine, observe’

Inspired by the unique shape of a recycled door, Mātaki is a site-specific project that refers to the Ward Observatory in Whanganui. 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 have built up gradually over the past 12 months creating a textured and detailed surface through which the final composition has emerged. 


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