Beauty and chaos, transience and permanence are key phrases in Lianne Edwards’ analysis of nature and its mindless destruction by humankind.
Lianne Edwards’ background as a marine biologist and a creative artist serves to position her at the forefront of eco artists in New Zealand. Her interest in both science and art finds its voice in artworks that make comment on our relationship with the natural world. All too often humankind is found wanting in any examination of our interaction with nature. Edwards’ work, often microscopically delicate, or alternatively, commanding a strong physical presence, tells the story of a world at war with itself. With a focus on the ocean and seashore, Edwards confronts us with our own weapons of destruction which are deployed in artworks that lead the way in contemporary social conscience art in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Lianne has work in the collections of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Collection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NMIT Collection, James Wallace Arts Trust and many private and public collections.
$2 Turtle, 865 (d) Plankton Net, 1oz silver coin (Nuie, 2018), one pennies (Fiji), swordfish bill, Albatross leg bands, re-used sharks teeth (Kiribati), coir, perspex, vinyl
(SOLD) $5 Tuna, 900mm (d) Plankton Net, 1oz silver coin (Tokelau, 2015), 1/2 pennies (Fiji), swordfish bill, Albatross leg bands, re-used sharks teeth (Kiribati), coir, perspex, vinyl
(SOLD) $5 Tuna, 900mm (d) detail
Sea Kraits, Swordfish bill, buoy, coir, fishing nylon, ink
Sea Kraits (detail), Swordfish bill, buoy, coir, fishing nylon, ink
Aristotle Was Here I, 800 x 1380mm, Plankton net, Fish Vertebrae, Aristotle's Lantern (Kina, Evechinus, sea urchin), vertebral disc (pilot whale), beach cast seaweed & mussel spat, data recordings
(SOLD) Half Life, 850 x 1455mm, Plankton net, fish otolith, beach cast plastics, resin
Plankton, 665mm(d), Plankton net, beach cast plastics, brass
The Plankton Series (detail), Plankton net, beach cast plastics, brass
(SOLD) Aristotle Was Here II, 830 x 1450mm
(SOLD) The Chicks, the swordfish & the squid, 840 x 1460mm
(SOLD) The scale of things, 830 x 1450mm
(SOLD) Aggregation (World Stamps) detail, 830 x 880mm
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18 February, 2017
Delicate art reflects our fragile oceans
NZ Herald. Read online here.
18 November, 2009
eyeCONTACT. Read online here.