Organon, 1989

Mervyn Williams, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1989.
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About the Work
"Printmaker and painter Mervyn Williams was so delighted in the abundance of weathered timber strewn across Whanganui’s wild beaches when he was artist-in residence at Tylee Cottage in 1988, that he spent his time here creating a body of wooden relief works and sculptures- Organon was one of these that I love."
- Raewyne Johnson, ‘My Choice’ January 2023
860 x 1065mm
driftwood assemblage
An example of Williams' use of wood as a result of his time as Tylee Cottage artist in residence. Formed of driftwood lifted from Whanganui's beaches the work is formed of a grid of triangles of wood with the grain going in different directions forming a pattern. Framed with more re-purposed wood.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1989
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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