12th -30th September 2006

Birds - and Estuary Politics

BARBARA BLEWMAN

"Near where I live in Mapua, beneath a veneer of beauty, lies the most contaminated soil in the country. 'Birds - and Estuary Politics' fuses the beauty and wildlife of the region with the stark reality of the toxic dump and the decontamination process currently underway. There is a sad irony that a pesticide factory operated for fifty-six years on the South Islands largest estuary, home to some of the most unique birds in the world. It is the coming to terms with these aspects of my immediate environment that has motivated the creation of this work."

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $450

 

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $450

 

Pendant, Sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $600

 

Brooch, sterling silver & acetate $450

 

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $450

 

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $450

 

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $450

 

Pendant, Sterling silver, gold leaf, enamel paint & acetate $600

 

Pendant, Sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $600

 

Brooch, sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $550

 

Brooch, sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $550

 

Pendant, Sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $600

 

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $185

 

Brooch, sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $185

 

Brooch, sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $185

 

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $450

 

Brooch, sterling silver, gold leaf & acetate $450

 

Pendant, Sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $450

 

Pendant, Sterling silver, enamel paint & acetate $450

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