Decomposition

2014

 

900mm x 1220mm
 

Medium: Horizontality, painting, low relief 

 

Materials: Beeswax, damar resin, cardboard, oil paint, acrylic paint, polythene, polyurethane, enamel, wood, steel, bolts

 

 

Decomposition was made during my journey through the study of contemporary art from the early 1900’s until now. Resolving post-modern art today came to me from the understanding that the elimination of traditional conventions in art making has occured progressively over the past 100 years. I began making works considering the process of working on a horizontal axis opposed to a vertical easel painting, wanting to explore the motion of pouring paints and hot wax onto the floor. Cutting out created transparent space and exposed the support (wall) behind the work, also including the support as part of the work. The pictorial gesture of the support alters in tonal depth depending on the light source, this in turn alters the visual effect of the work. Colour and tone change depending on the time of day or remain static if studio lit. Material quality is also important in my works, the visual sense of wax includes things like illumination, transparency and it’s long archival property. By mixing beeswax with resin and oil paint a durable and semi opaque new material emerged and has become the basis for my future artworks.

 

For Sale $1200

 

Available to view at:

 

Footloose Shoes Tauranga

43 Spring Street
Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

NEW ZEALAND


Opening Hours:
9.00 am - 5.00 pm

9.00 am - 4.00pm Sat
07-579 6314

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pukehinahina

2014

 

 

Medium: Horizontality/Painting 

Materials: Beeswax, damar resin, oil paint, dirt, acrylic, wood, screws, wire  

600mm x 600mm x 52mm

 

This work represents the great battle fought at Pukehinahina (The Battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga) on the 29th of April 1864.  Around 1700 British soldiers are represented with blue/grey wool some covered in wax, oil and dirt, illustrating the wet and muddy conditions of the battle and 235 Maori warriors are entrenched into the ground of the artwork, drilled and sealed in wax, oil and dirt.  The war marked the beginning of trench warfare and was imitated during WW1 and WW2, and also with the following battle at Te Ranga (Pyes Pa) in Tauranga, an end to New Zealand land wars.

 

 

 

For Sale $1500

 

 

 

 

Available to view at:

 

Oceanside Homes Lockwood

26 Tatahi Cove (off Domain Rd)
Papamoa

Bay of Plenty

NEW ZEALAND
Opening Hours:
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Phone: 07 572 1865

 

 

 

 

Pukehinahina and Te Ranga

2014

 

SOLD

The angels and saints consider Borghese

2012

 

SOLD

Milk and Honey

2013

 

26 x 13 x 2 cm
Plaster, acrylic, polyurathane on wool

 

For Sale $450 NZD