McRaken Wakes #6

Robert McLeod, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in 1984. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
The title of this work is a play on the name of the American painter John McCraken (b.1934, d.2011) who’s signature form was a painted plank leaning against a wall at an angle, which entered the physical space of the viewer, extending a two-dimensional painting into the three-dimensional realm. The title is also a reference to John Wyndham’s apocalyptic science fiction novel ‘The Kraken Wakes’ (pub. UK 1953) about an elusive alien race that takes up residence in the depths of the ocean and attempts to systematically wipe out the human race.
Jennifer Taylor Moore, Curator of Collections for exhibition 'Beyond the Frame', 2018
1940 x 380 x 500mm
oil on canvas and board
Four part work that consists for 3 rectangular panels mounted on the wall in varying shades from dark green at the top to white at the bottom. Standing on the floor and leaning against them is a blue panel with impasto darker blue/black paintbrush marks on it.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1997
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
21 Jul 1997



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