A4 Limited Edition of 10.
A3 Limited Edition of 10.
Signed and numbered by the Creator.
Fine art Giclée print on 310gsm acid free German Etching watercolour paper (textured matte 100% cotton rag).
“The mining industry and life on the West Coast, New Zealand has been a central part of my childhood. I need to understand how this unique, unforgiving place and its people developed over time into the place I know today. Exploring the pathway to the present would enable me to better understand the place I spent my formative years and put to rest any inner conflict I have surrounding the people and community.
Now as my time in the area comes to an end, I want answers to the many questions I have; what/who came before and how did they pave the way for those who live their today? What did they endure in the past that set their descendants on such a destructive, conflict-filled path where they are blind to the outside world and ways out? Why do the areas inhabitants now hang on to mining like a life line – is it all they know and have known for over a century? Why do they hang on to the past instead of looking towards the future? I want to explore the gradual decline of the area due to the cyclic nature of boom and bust… of infrastructure, industry, economy and even people/communities. This is visible in the various ghost towns tucked away and scattered around the West Coast region, such as Denniston and Waiuta.”