Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1952
- Gifted by Muka Studio, 2011
- 762 x 560mm
Location: Touring Gallery B
Tags: abstraction, geometric abstraction, monochrome, nets (objects), patterns (design elements), squares (geometric figures)
This lithograph was made while Julia Morison was artist in residence with printmaking specialists Muka Studio. The title Wayzgoose: Net refers to the old practice of providing a Wayzgoose – a dinner, entertainment or outing offered by a master printer to their workers to mark the end of summer and transition to the season of working by candlelight. Morison uses the term here to consider how the Muka Studio project is a celebration of printmaking and artists. Wayzgoose: Net is a discrete work alongside the series of Wayzgoose lithographs that join together to form a larger, interconnected set. It was made as an experiment to work out the imperfections of the lithographic stone and the irregularities or chips on the edges that had become its patina; a network of intersecting lines that starts as a loose regular weave and becomes an intricate, tangled mesh.
(Die Cuts and Derivations, 11 March – 2 July 2023)