1:1 Door

1:1 Door

(Recipient of a Highly Commended award at the NZ Parkin Prize, 2020)

  • 750 x 1950 mm
  • Acrylic, collage, graphite and pins on bedroom door (2020)

1:1 Door is a site-specific artwork created in-situ that explores the boundaries and limitations that came about through the restrictions of the Covid 19 lockdown. After experiencing ‘artists block’ in the first week of living in the confines of the home with her husband and 2 young school aged children during lock down, Elisabeth began an artwork on her bedroom door. The door, (central to their small 90m2 home) became the mediator between the home and the studio – a place where Elisabeth 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 back existing paint layers. The artwork maps the boundaries instilled during lockdown, shifting scales between the macro and micro. Side 1 describes the position of the door within the bedroom and house; the house within the section; and the section within the neighborhood. Side 2 locates the home within the wider community and New Zealand.

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