I’ve loved art as long I can remember. Growing up, my home was full of art and ever since it’s always been a part of my life. My favourite piece is Chapman’s Homer, especially because the whole city got behind the campaign to buy it for our city. I joined the Foundation board in February 2015 and love the work the Foundation is involved in. I was a part of the group that visited London in July and saw Bridget Riley’s work. The trip was life-changing and I absolutely can’t wait to see what she decides to do for Christchurch.
Yellow Moon: He Marama Kōwhai
Yellow is a colour with impact – it’s time to encounter its brilliance.
This article first appeared as 'Painting offers a multiverse of symbols' in The Press on 21 June 2017.
For the exhibition Untitled #1050 (25 November 2017 – 14 October 2018) this work was displayed with the following label:
“The form I use in my painting is not really the Māori koru; I think of it in terms of a line ending in a circle and then I break this sometimes. I use free circles. What I have done to the form really is to push it in a direction of geometry so that in my painting I can have not only a positive negative effect of black and white, but also a working of vertical and horizontal which is equally important.”
—Gordon Walters, 1975