Point of View - Pipiriki

Paul Johnson, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1994.
About the Work
Part of a series of 7 works in the collection. The artist states:
These works document some of my sculptural activities over the past 7 years. It is a process through which I come to understanding my own history and it is a response to feelings that emerge from working on and in the Whanganui River.
At a time when issues of 'guardianship' are being confused by claims of 'ownership', the frame begs the question "What are we really looking at? "
- Paul Johnson, Sep 1995
Image 487 x 750mm
Frame 850 x 1055mm
colour photograph
Colour photograph which shows a wooden frame placed inside a landscape, through the frame the Whanganui River is visible, on the far bank is a boat landing strip and a tractor on a shingle beach, with a hill to the far right. The frame is composed of half black and half white painted wood.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2001
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
26 Feb 2001


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