An A for Apteryx; Barry CLEAVIN; 1993; 1310

Name/Title

An A for Apteryx

About this object

An image of bird skeleton (possibly a moa - Apteryx being the genus of flightless birds) facing an 'A' shaped block form. These objects are placed within a flat and bare landscape with a sun/moon in the sky. There are horizontal perspectival lines that receeding to the horizon line and drafting lines intersecting the 'A' form, which show that it has been rendered in three point perspective. The bird skeleton, however, casts a shadow 'against' the sky area, which confuses the sense of depth otherwise conveyed in the image.

Maker

Barry CLEAVIN

Date Made

1993

Medium and Materials

Etching and aquatint on paper

Place Made

Christchurch

Subject and Association Keywords

Anatomy/Skeleton

Subject and Association Keywords

Text

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals/Birds

Subject and Association Keywords

Geometric

Subject and Association Keywords

Grid

Subject and Association Keywords

Illusion

Subject and Association Keywords

Moon

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals/Birds/Native

Subject and Association Keywords

Sun

Named Collection

Dame Ann and John Hercus

Credit Line

Gifted by Ann and John Hercus in 2014

Object Type

Print

Object number

1310

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Anatomy
Animals
Birds
Geometric
Grid
Illusion
Moon
Native
Skeleton
Sun
Text

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