- 1970 x 760 mm
- Mixed media on recycled door
- 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.