Kotuku; Three generations over-turned by the storm


Kotuku; Three generations over-turned by the storm
2006

Acrylic on canvas

915 x

610mm

$1899.00 NZD


Following a tragedy in the South Island where a grandfather, father, and son from the same family died in a boating accident during a storm in the Foveaux Strait. The boat’s name was Kotuku, which is also the Māori name for the white heron. Turner regularly documented boats, storms and disasters in his work, and so it felt poignant to create this painting.

Storm

2003
Acrylic on un-stretched calico
W5700 x H1890
Private Collection

After a year at art school building my confidence in painting large murals on calico, I took to creating a three part work featuring Christ the crucifix. The storm brews overhead and within the clouds a poem about the ultimate sacrifice.

Dark Night

2000
Acrylic on un-stretched canvas
W841 x H594
Private collection

The first of many crucifix studies. The darkness of the night surrounds Christ as the lightning highlights his form on the cross.