Collection

Proposed civic sculpture - "In memory of fallen forests"
Gavin Chilcott

1984

Gavin Chilcott
b.
1950
Title:
Proposed civic sculpture - "In memory of fallen forests"
Production date:
1984
Accession No:
84/18
Measurements:
515 x 721mm
Media:
Coloured pencil and graphite on paper

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Gavin Chilcott says his work is "all light and inconsequential". However, this drawing has a message. It expresses Chilcott's environmental concerns, in particular the destruction of New Zealand's native forests. It is a plea for public recognition of the need for preservation of our public resources.

This work is not intended as a preliminary drawing for a sculpture, in spite of its title. It is an imaginary proposal, an expression on paper of a monumental theme.