Catching Shadows

John Roy, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2012.
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Object Detail

About the Work
[This series of] complex works are made up of a myriad of image and many animals can be found. Sheep, cats, dogs, birds and fish all collide and meld into landscapes, dreamscapes and architectural forms. These small and intimate works are like looking through a keyhole into a black and white world of surreal memories.
- Bending Hammers Introduction
Many artists at Tylee Cottage find the experience of the residency triggers off a new body of work or takes them into a new head-space and, for John, his time in Whanganui was partly documented in an extraordinary body of intricately detailed pen and ink drawings.
Matt: H445 x W407
Support:H305 x W237mm
Image: 130mm Diameter
pen and ink on paper
Black and white pen and wash drawing within a circle of various dog-like features including ears and teeth and a snail carrying a NZ colonial cottage on it's back.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua. Tylee residency exchange, 2012.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Aug 2012



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