Flying Fish

Wendy Bennett

Type Wall Hangings
Title.Series Flying Fish
Measurements.Dimensions 55cm x 100cm
Materials.Medium Cotton (textile)
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Hand-Painted
The Wall-hangings were painted free- hand with fabric paint and stitched by machine.
Creator.Personal name Wendy Bennett
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1995
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_webe_004
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Pacific
The hangings were part of a range utilising bright, populist interpretations of the Pacific, a style which flourished in the early 1990's
Culture New Zealand
Subject Brightly coloured fish, hearts, Pohutukawa flowers, vase, shells, Rangitoto island, border of zig zag shapes.
Subject Fish in the sea, above flowers in a vase, with a border of pacific pattern.
Brightly-coloured, using Pacific patterns, flora and fauna.
Relation.part of Large series
Description Each wall hanging was original. The designs were painted on to the coloured fabric with bright fabric paint. Wendy used light-hearted, cartoon-style images. She created hundreds of the hangings which were then stitched and hung on wooden battens.
Source Wendy Bennett
Wendy Bennett provided written comments about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Wendy Bennett
Permission has been given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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