Road to Jerusalem (with oyster shells)

Nigel Brown, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1993.
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About the Work
I was working towards the Road to Jerusalem work [2019/1/18]. The oyster shells actually came from under the bridge at Mangamahu and I didn't use them finally. I think the idea of a river sequence sprung from my memories of rafting down the Whakatane River from Ruahina to Te Teko with my father + brother. You got these solitary huts + points on the journey. Whilst I ended my Jerusalem journey with Hiruharama Church I unified the final painting with the entrance gateway from Koriniti Pa.
- Nigel Brown, May 2019
419 x 297 mm
pencil and acrylic on paper
Sketch showing several sections of landscape. The top section shows hills, with trees on the hillcrest and amber yellow paint. The middle section shows hills above the river with a small building. The bottom section shows two oyster shells and the title text 'Road to Jerusalem'. Artist notations throughout the sketch.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Nigel Brown and Sue McLaughlin, 2019
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
21 May 2019



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