The Wind came and Blew the Trees Over

Bing Dawe, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1975.
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About the Work
"Bing Dawe’s refined narrative piece 'The Wind came and blew the Trees Over' sits quietly in direct contrast to Mervyn Williams’s rough-hewn work. It was made in response to a wild storm which swept through Canterbury in the 1970s, felling and destroying vast tracts of trees in its wake."
- Raewyne Johnson, ‘My Choice’ January 2023

This sculpture is an example of Dawe's early work
808 x 278 x 180 mm
painted wood construction
Wooden sculpture which shows a wooden tree branch encapsulated within wooden blocks forming an upright rectangle with black sides.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1980.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Dec 1980



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