Nga Paepae Hou | New Vessels

July - August 2008, images: Sonja van Kerkhoff, poem: Sen McGlinn
Willesden Green Library Centre, London, U.K.

artwork by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn click to view a detail
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  installation by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn   

  installation by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn   

Much of our work relates to the human condition as an engagement of the spiritual with the material.

This exhibition of drawings, prints, paintings and relief objects centres around the epic poem New Vessels by Sen McGlinn.
The poem is a response to Eliot's The Waste Land in the form of a journey through night, a descent into darkness and return to the light. It uses the pattern of resurrection-myth, which couples death and fertility, and the opposed imagery of the apocalyptic and of the voyage of discovery, as pictures of two possibilities in the turning moment of choice.

Sonja’s images in response to the poem combine New Zealand Maori imagery with western references to the worlds of nature and the spirit.

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Left to Right:

He wahine mahi | Women's work, 1989

Jonah's Whale, 1994

The other view, 2001

About New Vessels    Prints    Arranged by Medium    Art by Sen + Sonja    A tour via thumbnail images