|Thu 8 Oct 2009, 9:00am|
|Wed 28 Oct 2009, 5:00pm|
Tara, Hindi for ‘star’ is an installation of work by Sarah Dutt timed to coincide with Diwali, the festival of lights.
Sarah is interested in the alignment of the stars as they mark the progress of the seasons in the traditions of both her Indian and Maori heritage. Using kokowai (earth ochres) and glitter dust to create her images and acknowledging the celestial orbs, the works are imbued with sparkling light.
“My artwork relates to my Maori and Indian ancestry. I am interested in the feminine design processes from both cultures and how similar themes are depicted through stories, symbols and imagery. This series of works relates to an ephemeral art practice in India called ‘Rangoli’ or ‘Kohlam’. Here I have incorporated images derived from henna tattoo, ta moko, rangoli and kowhaiwhai design.” - Sarah Dutt.
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