My contribution (on the low plynth) is "Sweet As..." - the outcome of ongoing experimentation with materials that were once 3-dimensional – M&M sweets – dissolving onto a 2-dimensional surface.
I investigated the capacity for theM&Ms to act as a medium and how they reacted with the fabric as they disintegrated. For now, the surface has resisted the colours in parts, leaving white areas.
Exploring how media other than paints intervenes with the surface of a canvas led to questioning the life of an artwork and the durability of pigment. The design was then transferred on Perspex – so a light could shine on how M&Ms travel through our bodies!
Noting here the Make / Believe exhibition curated by Stuart Shepherd at Bowen House (July - Aug 2011) and organised by Arts Access Aotearoa.