Mātaki

Mātaki

  • 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. 


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