Fusion; Christine BOSWIJK; 2001; 1040


The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatū



About this object

Shallow white vessel with gestural mark making on the interior along with melted glass drops and pine needles fused to the surface.

This vessel is symbolic of the Waimea Estuary and the surrounding landscape. The shape of vessel has been inspired by Maungatapu (the sacred mountain) which can be seen from the artist’s studio window. The white unglazed finish is reminiscent of snow on the mountain ranges and contains droplets of glass. These glistening forms also drip through the body of the vessel to form ‘tears’ visible on the underside.

As a whole, the vessel is an emotional response about the artist’s life and environment. It reflects the rhythm of the water flow into the estuary, the ‘bits’ that get left behind or washed away, and the things that remain behind imbedded into the earth’s surface.


Christine BOSWIJK

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Clay, paper, glass, glaze

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Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Waimea Estuary

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Maungatapu

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Gifted by the artist in 2007

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