Art of the Week

Week #11

Kia ora art lovers

After a successful sale with last weeks 'Make an Offer' feature we are giving it another go this week.  After all, art is for the people!

This email comes a day late as we were rudely hit with the flu yesterday. So we're taking a bed day and thought we would share our work Intent, from AotW #7, again and take offers.

The winning offer won’t necessarily be the largest so please let us know anything you feel like sharing about the work, yourself, materials, process etc. We love to know whose listening and what new homes our work may end up in.

Nga mihi,  

Art of the Week #11

All aspects of backcountry huts fascinate us, as is probably well established by now. This work, and others in our Dismantle Pieces collection, seek to deconstruct these aspects and reconfigure them as sculptural paintings. After dabbling with literal paint, Kemi decided that exploring physical materials would do the source material more justice.

However, this gets tricky when attempting to tackle the hut window. We had many a discussion on how to resolve this sticking point as the window is the humanising feature of any architectural structure. Using a glass pane didn’t seem right. A view of your wall behind the work doesn’t do much for the subject matter. So what about a vent?

Here we see the results of that experiment, Intent, or Vent Tent as it has been referred to in the past. A vent inside an a-frame triangle; the same ratio as the standard DOC track marker. It’s constructed from reclaimed and sustainable hardwood and flattened tin cans and like Mantle is reversible; one side painted, the other metal glam.

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