July 01, 2009

Art Work: Datura Crest

In a previous life I created art and exhibited in New Zealand. This piece called Datura Crest [1200 x 1000mm, 1992] won the annual Young Contemporaries Art Exhibition in Nelson, NZ in 1993 [oh so long ago, the year after I finished art school]. It is made of flax paper that I handmade, moulded, printed, painted and waxed. It is called Datura Crest due the gorgeous garden that I lived in at the time that had this mysterious plant come up every year with the most stunning and sweet night-smelling flower and very very spikey seed pods. Otherwise known as Moonflower or Thorn Apple.

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