Henry Wilson

Type Wall Hangings
Title.Series Untitled
Measurements.Dimensions 2m by 1.2m
Materials.Support Canvas
Materials.Medium Dye
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Materials.Support Paint
Techniques Batik
Techniques Hand Colouring
Techniques Hand-Painted
Creator.Personal name Henry Wilson
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1998
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_hewi_004
Style/Period.Period 1998
Style/Period.Style Pacific
Bright Pacific designed piece which combines traditional Pacific patterns and motifs and the artist's personal imagery.
Culture Pacific
Henry's work combines traditional imagery executed in a contemporary style, demonstrated by the bright colours and personal imagery.
Culture Samoan
Henry was born in Samoa, and now lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.
Subject Turtle, triangles, spirals, pacific patterns, flowers.
Subject Pacific identity.
The turtle is a traditional Polynesian motif and this links the tradition to the people.
Relation.part of A body of Batik work created as a student on the Certificate course in Applied Design for Fabric at the University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.
Description This piece of work was created by Henry as part of a collection of Batiks while he was experimenting with the process. He felt using the technique added to the contemporary flavour and enhanced the composition. The motifs, marks and inscriptions have a strong Pacific design orientation. Henry used the image of the turtle to represent the strength of tradition in Pacific life even today. A traditional image presented in a very contemporary way.
Source Henry Wilson
Henry talked to the researcher about this work in 1999.
Source Jean Clarkson.
Reseacher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Henry Wilson
Permission was given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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