Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Hundertwasser in Kawakawa
This artist felt like a gift to me. After trying to base all the artist challenges on pictures I had taken on my trip to New Zealand (and Australia) this one was so easy!! Hundertwasser spend the last few years of his life living in a small town on NZ's North Island, and whilst there he helped redesign, and build, the local public toilets. In his own words "a toilet is very special because you meditate in a toilet. Like a church. The similarity is not so far fetched". Whilst Mick and I were travelling in NZ we made a point to visit Kawakawa, and to visit (and use) the public toilets there.
This piece is based on one of my photos of the toilets, though somewhat simplifed. I debated putting more quilting on it, particularly on the grey walls, and perhaps I will do this later. As I am going to be in Africa on reveal day I wanted to get this piece finished in good time, so I took the simpler route for now.