Object Name: Clouded Pacific Collage
Title: Clouded Pacific
Description: Oil, Acrylic, and String collage.
During the sixties, I worked consistently to foreground and overturn the standard codes I perceived as exhausted and redundant, to my art practice, specifically those relating to materials, mediums, signature style, gender and hierarchical notions of value.
What began as an examination of collage, mid 60's, developed into a major philosophical and conceptual process underlying my 50 year practice, giving form to my experience of the world —an embodied experience of linking pieces, parts, fragments—as I explored tensions set up by juxtaposing standard and abject “pieces”, parts and fragments in series of works. Over the following thirty years this became the major process underlying my art practice.
Size: 914 x 1219 mm
Where Made: New Zealand