“The Collector’s Box” 2012. 1165 x 600mm. Inkjet on rag. Hand-made frame.
Another work inspired by interaction with the scientists involved in the Kermadec Project (particularly those at NIWA – also see ‘The Deep’ series). The Collector’s Box houses a series of black and white prints of various objects – remnants of previous life on Raoul Island. Each artifact with a story to tell – rat infestation and then eradication, birds killed by cyclones, the Bell children hiding messages in bottles … all set to a backdrop of the island. It references the meticulous classification that science applies to such objects.
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