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FOW-bin

FOW-bin

FOW-box

FOW-box

FOW-basket

FOW-basket

FOW-case

FOW-case

FOW-bucket

FOW-bucket

FOW-pan

FOW-pan

FOW-crate

FOW-crate

FOW-basin

FOW-basin

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Furniture of the World - digital photographs 2008 - 2011

Bledisloe walkway

Furniture of the World - Bledisloe walkway Lightbox Project, Auckland City Council, August-November 2011

For the Bledisloe Walkway Light Boxes Maree Horner has selected five works from her Furniture of the World series. Each image combines ordinary containers with an imaginary pound of flesh.

The belly buttons, with their portions of human flesh, stir up primal connections. The everyday containers can be seen as a sort of secondary womb, suggesting that we learn and express thoughts and feelings under the influence of our domestic and family structures.

There is also something disturbing and visceral in the way the flesh is cut to fit the bucket, case, basket, box and bin. The underlying sense of surgical relocation in each work, while maybe evoking horror stories, more aptly serves to indicate the effective break that occurs between events in real life and the creation of works of art.

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