June 7th - 18th  2005

Areta Wilkinson
Legere to gather

"Fabricated silver plants build on earlier investigations of colonisation and identity. Legere is Latin the language of taxonomy, Legere To Gather is a gathering of stimuli and the exhibition a celebration of process.
New works were developed from a range of visual and research sources relating to the botanical collecting on Cooks first 1769 voyage to New Zealand. They included original Banks and Solander plant specimens housed in Auckland Museum and Lincoln herbariums, Sydney Parkinson etchings, botanical photographs painting and drawings, my own pressed plant specimens and material experiments."
Areta Wilkinson,  2005
Pohutukawa, Metrosideros excelsa, Christmas Tree
Brooches, 2004

Oxidised stg silver
W145mm x H105mm

Oxidised stg silver
W107mm x H40mm

Oxidised stg silver, 9ct gold
W55mm x H20mm

Aerial root
Oxidised stg silver, 9ct gold
W45mm x H292mm

Eleocharis acuta, Spike rush
Brooch, 2004

Oxidised stg silver, 9ct gold
W170mm x H42mm

Namunamu, Geranium microphyllum, Cranesbill
Pins, 2004

Oxidised stg silver, 9ct gold
Largest W36mm x H127mm
$375.00 ea

Waewaekaka, Gleichenia dicarpa, Tangle fern
Brooch, 2004

Stg silver, 9ct gold
W140mm x H75mm

Areta would like to acknowledge the support of Creative New Zealand.

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