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These images are from my second solo exhibition in the Shutter Room, Whangarei. Each work is of the Whangarei Harbour or the Hatea River. The title ‘Nocturne,’ has long been associated with music. I experience a sense of wonder at the often dramatic changes of light and colour that mark nightfall and the night. While not everyone may wonder why they are drawn to these moments - I am consciously aware of living a vast universe.
The New Zealand artist Colin McCahon talked about “slivers of light penetrating the darkness” and how light in the landscape is a “metaphor for life.” In a similar vein, Leonard Cohen beautifully sings about ‘slivers of light’
“Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
Each work consists of about fifteen photographs joined, see the jagged horizontal edges.