Silk screenprint on Archival paper, 9 of 18.
380 x 280mm.
About the artwork
During my tenure in 1970, as Francis Hodgkins fellow at Otago University, Rita Angus died. I decided to take the central Otago landscape we both enjoyed & introduce it into the cruciform shape as a memorial to her. I made many drawings and at an early stage decided to extend the idea into a series of 12, relating to the Catholic tradition of the Stations of the Cross. Some of the earliest drawings were done on a newsprint pad, including in sequence the numbers 1 to 12.
Eventually, I abandoned the inclusion of the numbers and completed a series of 12 oil paintings on hardboard cut as crosses. Recently some of these earlier drawings returned to me for restoration in such bad shape I decided to photocopy them and turn the photocopies into screenprints on good paper.
Michael Smither CNZM 2014.
Free of charge within New Zealand.