"My calamity... | Ko tōku whakamaru ..."

by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2016
from the Truisms series

Limited edition waterproof print painting
Printed on dubond. Painted with acrylic and varnish.
Each is water and weatherproof + has a hook on the back.
10 x 10 cm. Edition 5/99.
Text is from The Hidden Words by Baha'u'llah.

Each is uniquely painted but each is also numbered and so these are paint-prints.

The play between languages is not just between the the New Zealand Māori and English texts but between the language of abstract expressionism vs the conceptual, in miniature. Some may read them as texts for contemplation while others might read them as provocative. They are durable to withstand the tests of diverse social environments.

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