Opal Moon

Erica van Zon, Artist

This is one of the decorative arts in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2017.
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About the Work
“With the rise of Matariki and Puanga heralding the new year last month I have been looking closely at our early morning skies but also the different phases of our moon and the significance of te maramataka. This work reminds me of a recent trip to the observatory where we spied an almost full moon in all its glory. The surface truly glistened like a precious gemstone.”
– Te Maari Barham (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Te Rangi) Registrar at the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, for the August 2021 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series
Frame 325 x 377 mm
glass beads on linen framed behind Pacific textured glass
Beaded image of blue/black sky with white circle in upper right corner, glazing has a ridged effect
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 2018
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Mar 2018



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