Story: Sculpture and installation art

Jeff Thomson's studio

Jeff Thomson's studio

Jeff Thomson's sculptures are predominantly made of corrugated iron – a cheap, tough and pliant building material strongly associated with the New Zealand way of life. In Thomson's words: 'it's so immediate, easy to join, to add to, it's versatile – can be curved, stacked, layered, cut into strips and woven. It needn't stay indoors.' Some of the works shown above, in his studio in Helensville, are braided corrugated iron rope, screenprinted chickens, a Morris 1000 car and a morepork.

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Jeff Thomson
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Mark Stocker, 'Sculpture and installation art - Local influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Mark Stocker, published 22 Oct 2014