Sculpture on the Peninsula

Carbon boots

Carbon Boots, Recycled, pulped newspaper, fabric and clay transformed into charcoal. 19 x 24 x 32 cm each pair x 7

Carbon Boots, charcoal, 19 x 24 x 32 cm each pair x 7. Situated on the historic Louden homestead verandah.

Sculpture on the Peninsula is a biennial event that takes place at the historic Louden Farm, Teddington on Christchurch’s Banks Peninsula. The event is a weekend fundraiser for Cholmondeley in Governor’s Bay and is hosted by the Lombardy Charitable Trust.

Work boots are regarded as possessing a tough, reliable durability, offering comfort and trusted protection. They are synonymous with the physical production associated with the manual labourer working on the land or employed in industry. Increasingly, however, work boots represent the human contact with the earth in the rescue and rehabilitation of environmental damage. Through concerns that our living world is in crisis, the fragile Carbon boots are created from recycled newspaper and transformed into charcoal works that retain the carbon content in the newspaper. The ephemerality of charcoal communicates the impermanence of life and the reality of human existence in a consumerist world.

Opening night 8 November 2013

Opening night 8 November 2013

Also among the fifty-five artists taking part in the event were friends, Jane Armour and Liz Rowe whose works feature below.


Jane Armour

Jane Armour

Liz Rowe

Liz Rowe

1 thought on “Sculpture on the Peninsula

  1. txtilegrl

    Reblogged this on txtilegrl and commented:
    Re blogging a post from the fabulous Marion Wassenaar. I just love her ephemeral carbonized objects, such considered thought goes into the work..


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