(Top image removed at the artist’s request; 05/01/2015)
Wellington ceramic artist Raewyn Atkinson kindly posed for me with her work “Wasters” at the Art Fair. A circular arrangement of
millions of numerous cup handles, found at the beach in California (the mind boggles trying to imagine the scenes of mass destruction which led to such a serendipitous outcome — don’t they know how to handle crockery over there?).
[Subsequent to my flippant remarks, Raewyn explains: “The handles were gathered from a beach where the ceramics factory, Tepco, dumped their wasters for over thirty years.”]
Also by the same artist (and in one piece) “Deep Time #29”, a work in porcelain and glaze which surprised with the ever changing aspects of its cylindrical hollows.
The Auckland Art Fair closes today.