Preservation of the Species

Megan Jenkinson, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1983.
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Object Detail

Image 180 x 426mm
colour photograph
Series of 6 colour photographs mounted together with 3 images across, two images high. Image shows a small white vase containing a posy of black-eyed pansy flowers (mostly black and yelllow) on a rough black surface in front of a white wall, casting a shadow on the wall. In the second image the vase is joined with a black and white photograph of a Japanese woman, leaning against the wall. As the images progress a second posy is added to the grouping, first held in someone's fingers, then the additional pansies are placed around the image: leaning against the wall, obscuring the face in the Japanese photograph, and in the last image one flower is placed in each corner of the image.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1983
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Dec 1983



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