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Chase the blues away

Behind the scenes

The first day back at work after a holiday is always a bit rubbish isn't it. And today is no exception, particularly when you add to the general post-festive blues the new layer of plaster dust and earthquake-related detritus that this particular break generated.

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011

So this morning when I was rather grumpily looking through the Gallery drives for images of something or other and I found these photos again, they really cheered me up. If I could bring myself to use text-speak I might even go as far as to say they made me LOL. But I won't. I remembered what a fun morning we had had setting up the shots around the Gallery and I thought 'hey, it's not so bad being back!'

Hopefully he can cheer up your post-holiday blues too. Here's Cosmo...

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011

Michael Parekowhai Cosmo 2006. Woven nylon substrate, pigment, electrical components. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Gift 2011