This body of work looks at the role of New Zealand’s National Parks in terms of our cultural identity. It was born largely in reaction to our National Parks mining resource potential being politically examined in a ‘stocktake’ recently for economic wealth.
Semiotics plays a large part in the ability for this body to communicate meaning. The work comprises of signs and symbols that are familiar to us - the DOC track marker, the human cranium and the forward slash glyph.
By interpreting their relationship relative to one another and with consideration for their existing meaning and usage, a dialogue forms not only for the work itself, but for the topical debate.
Suture was a recipient of merit at the National Contemporary Art Awards in 2011