Fake

2003

French oils on fake grass (robotic painting)
1.8H x 2.2W

Series: The Allegory

Made using New Zealand's first robotic paint machine in a tightly controlled and slow process, Fake combines digital and mechanical means to apply layer on layer of fine French oils across a layered surface of fake plastic grass. The cornered artwork stands on confiscated Māori land, splitting the text 'F' and 'Ake', a reference to temperature sensitve processes and the Māori term 'ake' - a battle cry, also referring to 'time'.