Woodwork I 1988

Mervyn Williams, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1988.
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About the Work
"It feels as though this piece is constantly moving and wriggling but at the same time it's also wooden and rigid – energetic but also meditative. Reminds me of the fish and chip shop magic eyes of my childhood, asking you to search for the hidden picture."
- Jess Murphy, 'My Choice' exhibition series, June 2022

An example of Williams' use of wood as a result of his time as Tylee Cottage artist in residence.
760 x 755mm
wooden assemblage
Deep wooden frame constructed from reclaimed ash coloured wood with splits in the grain. Inside the frame is a square panel of warm coloured wood with horizontal grain and a single knot at lower left of centre.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1991
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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