Six Days

2008

grass, canvas, pine stretcher
1015H x 1520W x 120mmD

Series: Grass Work

A dormant painting, Six Days combines primed canvas and couchgrass – a hardy, drought tolerant grass found growing wild on roadsides in the South Island, NZ. The title and grid formation refers to the Old Testament six days of creation and to Colin McCahon's modernist painting Six Days in Nelson and Canterbury 1950. Neither dead nor alive, Six Days hovers in limbo, remaining open to the prospect of being brought back to life or consigned to a future death.