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 Wanganui was partly documented in an extraordinary body of intricately detailed pen and ink drawings.
Matt: H445 x W407
Support:H305 x W237mm
Image: H143 x W90mm (4 3/4 x 2 7/8")
pen and ink on paper
Monochrome drawing in ink and wash of a large eye, with what looks like a fish head inside the eye with the pupil in its mouth, together with the head of a rabbit in the upper right corner.
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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