Urban Pacific

Nora West

Type Banners
Title Urban Pacific
Measurements.Dimensions .90m x 1.25m
Materials.Support Cotton (textile)
Materials.Medium Printing Ink
Materials.Medium Fibre
The work is collaged with a variety of materials including Hawaiian shirt fabric and tapa cloth scraps (a cloth generated from the bark of the paper mulberry tree and hand printed by rubbing wooden blocks)
Materials.Medium Thread
Techniques Screen Printed
Screen printed pieces have been appliqued on.
Techniques Embroidering
Hand and machine embroidery have been used in the work.
Techniques Applique
Creator.Personal name Nora West
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1996
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
Toi Ora Live Art Community Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_nowe_003
Style/Period.Period 1990s
Style/Period.Style Pop Art
Style/Period Pacifica
Culture New Zealand
Culture Pacific
Subject Tapa cloth,fish, shells.
Subject Urban Culture
Work reflects the contemporary culture of New Zealand, using the imagery of day and night and crafted and machine made fabric to depict a hybrid of colonial and indigenous cultures.
Source Nora West
Nora West provided information about this work in 2000.
Source Barbara Joseph.
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.

Supporting Media
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