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  • Maker: Virginia Leonard
  • Installation image from The Effects of Crack

  • Installation image from The Effects of Crack

  • Installation image from The Effects of Crack

  • Installation image from The Effects of Crack

  • Installation image from The Effects of Crack

The Effects of Crack

31 October 2014 - 05 January 2015

While digging in my backyard, I made a rare and important discovery.

My husband and I dug up a collection of eight unusual objects. We made contact with the Auckland Council Heritage Unit, who immediately arranged for an experienced archeologist to supervise the fieldwork and to clean and catalogue the rare and precious objects.

The most striking aspect of these works is the loose handling of form and colour. The textured surfaces have been pushed, gouged, pinched, and pulled in or out of shape. They have a gestural style of glazing that celebrates drips, cracks and globules and generates elements of ‘randomness’. Resin has been used to create additional layers of controlled colour and texture.

This is an ongoing archeological dig and it has been estimated that it could take up to two years to fully excavate the site.

It has been suggested the objects were used as gifts for important people. 

Virginia Leonard


Virgina Leonard's exhibition has been extended until 5 January 2015. New works will be added and the installation will spread to Objectspace's other window space over the Christmas break.