- Purchased, 1994
- Reproduced with permission
- resin and graphite on two aluminium panels
- 605 x 655mm
For the exhibition Yellow Moon: He Marama Kōwhai (28 October 2017 – 28 October 2018) this work was displayed with the following label:
The word abstract can relate to ideas or things that are difficult to understand. It can also mean a particular kind of art, focused on shape, colour, line or geometrical form, without an obvious subject. Abstraction can mean being lost in thought – reflecting, contemplating or even daydreaming. That’s not something we’re often asked to do, but it’s what this work seems to invite. Stephen Bambury made this with simple materials: two squares of aluminium metal, varnish-like resin and graphite (what pencil leads are made of). Its materials and surfaces play against each other – glowing gold and shimmering dark – each reflecting light in different ways.