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digital photographs - 2010:11




FOW-bucket, box, crate, pan
Furniture of the World
bin, case, basket, box, bucket, pan, crate
(digital photographs 1740mmx900mm)

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.

SUMMONING THE SURREAL – Taranaki Daily News, 12.4.2008

Art plugs us into an upside-down realm. ...continue