Thursday, December 14, 2006

Nose job

Michael Parekowhai has always been one for a big gesture and nowhere more so than in his recent Roslyn Oxley exhibition in Sydney. The image on the left shows the scale of his work The horn of Africa. There are more images on Roslyn Oxley’s site. The small china seal ornament on the right was the one scaled up to perform the spectacular balancing act. Once again Parekowhai deftly manages the heroic transformation of the commonplace.