relations in society totally black and white? Do we need to read
the rules first to play the game?
who form picket lines may know the answers.
sticks are just child’s play, but here I look at underlying issues
that we mostly choose not to participate in. Where did the vandals
that we find in our backyard come from?
New Zealand artists Michael Parekowhai and Selwyn Muru might be
seen as influences on my work, while I also have an interest in
Matt Pine’s black, white and red sculptures.
1994 Michael Parekowhai made a huge set of pick up sticks, and much
of his work is subtle and humorous looking at issues in New Zealand’s
Muru assembled his found and made object fence “Palisade” that referenced
Maori defense enclosures in 1983 - 84. This was placed between his
white, colonial picket fence and his house in Auckland. It could
be seen as a stand about ownership of land and culture.