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August 13, 2006

A Poet in The Clouds

A Poet in The Clouds
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
The Sydney Biennale gave The Poet an opportunity to float in the clouds. On the gallery wall to his right is a work of art by a New Zealand artist. It consists of hundreds of small canvases arranged in the in the form of clouds. Each canvas has words from the New Zealand dictionary written on it in siver paint. As you walk along the wall the writing seems to fade in and out. The theme of the Biennale is 'zones of contact'. This artist is depicting the contact between the Maori and European cultures in the words. The wall that holds the painting is seen as a point of contact. The clouds are a symbol of a number of things including the land of the long white cloud ... New Zealand.

Posted by robynls at August 13, 2006 9:54 PM

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Sounds like a grand place to be, one of understanding and art. Glad the Poet could go.

Posted by: Denver doug at August 14, 2006 3:20 PM

What a beautiful image. I hope that The Poet enjoyed it very much.

Posted by: Karen Winters at August 15, 2006 4:36 PM

Sure did. smuggled in / the rear receiving dock /smelling of old things

Posted by: thepoetofoz at August 24, 2006 10:58 PM

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