Andrew Drummond

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1951

Falling Water

  • Purchased, 2006
  • Photographic print on cotton rag paper
  • 1200 x 1450mm
  • 2006/012
  • 2006

Christchurch-based sculptor Andrew Drummond’s work is grounded in responses to the natural environment. This theme also extends to his photography, as is seen here in Falling water. Completed on one of his numerous research trips to the West Coast, Falling water recalls traditional landscape photography and painting in New Zealand, particularly van der Velden’s Mountain Stream series. The strong contrast between the whiteness of the falling water and the blackness of the wet boulders also finds a parallel in the work of Colin McCahon and van der Velden. (Van der Velden: Otira, February 2011)