Marilynn Webb

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1937, d.2021
Ngāti Kahu, Te Roroa, Māori, Pākehā

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Drowned Clutha Pudding

  • 1982
  • Monotype
  • Purchased 1983
  • 400 x 300mm
  • 83/44:21-22

The text reads:

Drowned Clutha Pudding 10,000 apricots 10,000 cherries 10,000 necatarines 10,000 plums 10,000 peaches 10,000 quinces 10,000 walnuts 10,000 packets of gelatine

Organize a small town into working parties. Collect piles of schist rocks, then make tall containers out of glass or plastic. Fill them with layers of fruit. When the fruit is in position, dissolve the gelatine. Colour it Clutha blue. Pour the jelly over the fruit and leave it to set. Carefully choose high places among the tors in Cromwell gorge. When the sites are marked, use working parties to assemble the rocks into cairns. Take the puddings and quietly mount them on each cairn. Finish each piece with a plaque.

Inscribe it . . . July 1982,