Pauline Rhodes

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1937

Land Extensums, Banks Peninsula

  • 1994
  • Photograph
  • Gift of the artist, 2000
  • 1052 x 1295mm
  • 2012/005

Picturing the Peninsula, 21 April - 22 July 2007

There are two aspects to Pauline Rhodes’ sculptural practice, ‘Intensums’ – often chaotic and intensely installed indoor installations and ‘Extensums’ – where she places materials such as dyed silk within the natural landscape. This example of her ‘Extensum’ practice highlights the transitory, impermanent nature of her temporary installations, the artist interacts with the environment for a fleeting moment through the placement of floating material discs within the rock pool.

An important aspect of Pauline Rhodes art often involves temporarily introducing materials to the natural environment. She has been working on Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills since the early 1970s and is continually inspired by the regions unique landscape.

Exhibition History