No. 8 wire, ordinarily used for fencing, has been adapted to many other practical purposes, and has become a symbol of the resourcefulness of New Zealanders. This sculpture by Patricia Took-Stevens, called ‘GE + No 8 + Sheep =?’, uses No. 8 wire in a playful reference to its original use. Sheep wool often gets caught on barbed-wire fences: the artwork suggests that genetically modified sheep would leave more than just wool.
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Mixed media by Patricia Took-Stevens
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