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Patea Freezing Works: Metalwork VI by Cath Sheard
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The Patea landscape, both seen and remembered, is the starting point for my current work, especially the derelict Freezing Works which was being dismantled even as I started to paint this series. These works explore the boundary between reality and abstraction; the colours are an expression of my feelings about a place or a moment in time. The Freezing Works was a multi-layered environment, built over many years and in many geographic directions, and in the same way the paintings are layered with marks made by scraping, wiping, dripping and pushing the paint around until the surface matches the memory.

Cath Sheard lives in South Taranaki; she has always been interested in artistic pursuits, and has been painting since 2006. She has an Advanced Diploma of Arts & Creativity (Honours) from The Learning Connexion, and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and Post Graduate Diploma in Sociology from Massey University.

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  • pspin
    pspinabout 4 years ago

    You can feel the dereliction in this …dont know if that sounds stupid !

  • Cath Sheard
    Cath Sheardabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for that. Sadly, the original artwork is also derelict, having suffered a nasty rip in the canvas; I think our cleaner dropped something on it, but not sure. Thank goodness I had decent photos of it.

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