Whimori is a physical exploration of spatial mark making. Evoking the idea of ‘a scribble’, the work responds to the context of the landscape of the Hauraki Gulf, creating complex relationships between lines, space and human occupation. The scale, repetition and accumulation of curved lines amplifies a rhythmical dynamic energy that echoes the configuration of Waiheke Island’s undulating landscape.
Visitors can engage with this large scale scribble at various levels. From a distance the work appears as giant graphic mark making. Up close, viewers become immersed in the complexity and tactility of the material. Made from recycled irrigation pipes and tubes sourced from the artist’s own greenhouse, the work touches lightly on the natural environment.