Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Writhing in the Rain

"Diminishing Returns - Eels" Bing Dawe. Havelock North 2008. Ajr It was pouring with rain the sleepy Sunday I visited the small Hawke’s Bay town of Havelock North but Bing Dawe’s eels looked perfectly at home in the wet. This work – “Diminishing Returns – Eels” - was commissioned from the Christchurch sculptor by the Havelock North District Council. It’s from the series “The Draining,” which explores our destruction of our native habitat through, in this case, the draining of our wetlands. You can see another of Bing’s eel works – located in Christchurch - here; and from the same series, a fabulous rug he designed for Dilana Rugs.

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