Head of a Baby; 1954 - 1955; 21
Head of a BabyAbout this object
Michael Nicholson, 'Sculpture in Auckland', "Landfall", vol.9, 1955, pp 245-247
1955 "Auckland Starr" 1 July, p 9 illus.
Peter Tomory 'New Zealand Sculpture', "Art and Australia" 1965, pp 108-113
'Molly Macalister: a memorial exhibition.' Alexa Johnston. Auckland Art Gallery, 1982
'This work and the bronze head of a child (cat. No. A9) show Molly Macalister's ability to reduce details to a minimum, conveying the essence of her subject. She skilfully evokes the smooth, touchable quality of a baby's head in the swelling brow and tiny nose.
In his article Tomory wrote:
"For all her works have 'presence'; they exist as things in their own right rather than representations of something else. This is, of course, a quality which belongs to any good work of art, but she contrives this without any great arbitrariness in the forms. One can see this in the jarrah-wood 'Head' already mentioned (cat. no. 27), in the 'Birdwatcher' (cat. no. 30) and in the maquettes for an Auckland City Council Commission (cat. no. A13)."' (Johnston, 1982, p18)
1954 - 1955Medium and Materials
Wood, New Zealand KauriTechnique
Private CollectionObject Type
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