Pharmacopoeia series


MERCUROCHROME

Collage

Pharmacopoeia series

1983

Pharmacopoeia is the title of a set of collages which reference and question 20th century environmental pollution and human immune diseases. Pharmaceuticals used for skin problems and noted for their strong purple, red, and pink colours are the major material used in the works which are on canvas. Other materials are syringes, jewellery and pencilled texts.

The artist at this time had been diagnosed with an auto immune illness.

H265 x W385mm (image) H510 x W650 x D45mm (frame)

Colombo Street Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

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Kenwyn Terrace Studio



Text and artStainSkinPharmacopoeia PearlsMedicalInfectionHypodermic needleFound objectsDiseaseCollageCanvasART PRACTICE