Man with Burden

John Roy, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand in 2004-2005.
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About the Work
John Roy says of his practice - "My work revolves around iconic forms, their social memory and what people bring to the piece or their knowledge of that form. I introduce my ideas or thoughts, in a way the viewer can relate to or interpret comfortably. Yet maintain my social, political and aesthetic intentions for the work. In effect to provide enough information for the viewer to draw upon their own personal experiences to tell their own story."
Accessed 17 Jan 2013 from
A - H190 x W95 x D130mm
B- H290 x 105 x D140mm
C- H210 x W100 x D140mm
Three blue ceramic figures. Two are of a man kneeling and crouched with his hands covering his eyes, the central figure is of a man kneeling upright also with his hands covering his eyes.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2011
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Apr 2011



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