Kowhai Pod Sculpture
Larger than life, this artwork is destined for a sweeping, large wall space. The iconic form of the Kowhai pod is intruigingly life-like at this super sized scale. Looks 3-dimensional, so realistic! So huge, taller than a person! Easy to hang, and form the piece with its wire inserts to create dramatic depth and shadows. Amazing artwork with bold impact.
The Canvas/Wire series by Liz McAuliffe comes from a desire to push the 2D boundary. These works sit closely at the intersection between 2D and 3D, being cut canvas it is flat .. then with wire and hanging points to hold it out from the wall, giving movement and shadow. Form, surface and shadow are an integral part of Liz McAuliffe artworks.
Inspired by the blooming and seeding of the Kowhai trees, their gracefulness and colour as they peek out from the bush and hang over the roads. The repetition of this seasonal and cyclical event adds colour and depth to the Artist's sense of belonging in the Hokianga, NZ.
Approx Size: 200 cm x 23 cm x 6 cmMaterials : Acrylics on cut and sewn canvas with wire inserts.
Hanging : Ready to hang, on flat head nails (hanging info sheet and nails provided).
From the artist:
"I have always been intrigued by natural forms and I take delight in replicating and celebrating their unique and individual forms, imbuing them with my own aesthetic. My artworks give a sensual experience as well as a visual one. Careful attention to detail, whether in form, surface or shadow is central to my practice and works.I am attracted to the minutiae found in Nature, especially objects that are often bypassed or go unnoticed. Working closely from found objects so that when up-scaling these into ‘life-size’, I invite the viewer to re-examine their relationship with Nature. Whether we acknowledge it or not I believe nature influences humans, sometimes in very dramatic ways. We are thus drawn to remembering that we too are nature. My art invites you to consider your perceptions and to examine the original form more closely." - Liz McAuliffe