Where are you? (diptych)

Sarah Buist, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in Jun 2000.
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About the Work
Over twenty five years after his death McCahon’s influence is still being felt through a new generation of New Zealand artists. In a post-modern artistic environment this influence can often be subtle. Sarah Buist’s work evokes feelings of loss, isolation and loneliness. Paper ships drift on ocean of lines as a plaintive writer asks, ‘where are you?’ over and over again like the lines of a naughty school child. The pairing of two monochrome works which mix figure and text is a method perfected by McCahon and used hauntingly by Buist.
Installed: 1270 x 835 x 45 mm
Each part: 635 x 835 x 45 mm
charcoal on paper
Two framed drawings hung side by side, one is of paper boats floating on water, the other of a repeated written phrase "Where are you?"
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 2000.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
29 Aug 2000



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