I have said it before and I will say it again – Nothing says carefree summer fun to me like a rope swing! This time Lauren takes the plunge at Waimarino near Tauranga NZ.
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“Spirit” 2013 Breaker Bay, Wellington
Limited edition (1) – Giclée print on Rag 904 x 1355mm
From the recent Ripple exhibition at Cecil Veda Gallery in Wellington
“Spirit” is the first image from a new longterm project that is exploring the effect New Zealand’s geographic isolation has had on our national psyche in both a contemporary and historical context.
To me this image represents a relationship to the sea, quiet determination and independence the many Kiwis hold dear.
It simultaneously can represent our past, present and future. Is this an historical scene of a pioneer making landfall? Could this boy be our next Peter Blake? Or does he represent all parents hopes that kids can still have simple fun, bare back and without an electronic device in sight?
The title “Spirit” is a reference to the Split Enz song “Six months in a leaky boat” which also is about our geographic isolation.
“When I was a young boy, I wanted to sail around the world
That’s the life for me, living on the sea
Spirit of a sailor, circumnavigates the globe
The lust of a pioneer, will acknowledge no frontier”
Many thanks to my son Morgan for standing in the cold fog for so long
What do creative children do when they want to video themselves jumping on a trampoline? They tape their ipod to the netting of course. I loved the colour and double image I observed as my kids played.