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ArtistSusan Te Kahurangi King
Production Datecirca 1975-circa 1980
Mediumpencil on found paper
Size235 x 365 mm
ClassificationDrawing
DepartmentNew Zealand Art
Accession Date23 Apr 2015
Accession NoC2015/1/10/1
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015

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Susan Te Kahurangi King’s drawings are made with coloured pencils, ink, crayon and graphite – media she deploys with equal confidence. She constantly shifts viewpoints and perspectives in a single drawing. The artist’s control of a tipping space filled entirely with flailing limbs is deft and such combinations are often at once sensual and comedic. Here, separated arms and legs, shoes and socks, insects and flowers coexist in an undulating and crowded zone in which everything seems to fit together like a jigsaw.

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