Face of the Day (Meuck)

ImageOne of the most amazing art exhibitions I have ever seen, and I’ve seen exhibitions all over the world being an art nut, was Ron Meuck’s exhibition at the Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu).  Meuck is an Australian sculptor mainly of human figures but manipulating perspective.  His work is truly jaw-dropping and amazing.  Walking into a room, you will be confronted with a colossal baby, or a giant naked man, or two tiny women gossiping, or a dead man who is disorientatingly 40% life-size.  His work is incredibly real, so his proportionality is very off-putting.  If you ever get a chance to see Meuck, I totally recommend you do.  It will be very memorable.

Ron Mueck began his career working on an Australian children’s television programme making puppets. He progressed to film, notably Labyrinth (David Bowie) for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo, and Jim Henson (Muppets) movies.

He moved to London, making photo-realistic props and animatronics for the advertising industry before embarking on his successful fine-art sculptural career.


About coNZervative

A blog about politics, life, culture, literature, music and thought from Christchurch, New Zealand [NZ] (the home of 10,000 earthquakes since 4 Sept. 2010) built because of the bullying and cajoling of Liberal opinion-makers (journalism and Hollywood) against conservative-minded people who are as entitled to opinion and a perspective as anyone; and because Conservativism has served the world well. John Stringer is a New Zealander (Christchurch) in his 50s married to an American from Taco Bell; they have 5 adult children in 3 diff. countries. John is an ex-Anglican pastor, a teacher, published author (NZ), novelist (USA) and cartoonist (Aust, NZ), and has spent the last 25 years in NZ politics with the National party (he was a parliamentary candidate in 1999). There was a stint in London working for the British Conservative party as well, where he did media minding and campaign work with several Brit cabinet ministers, including Baroness Thatcher, Baroness Blatch, Michael Howard, Tom King, among others. He has an MA (classical studies, Victoria); is a graduate of the New York Film Academy; and has various awards for writing. His passions include British bulldogs, fly fishing, and history (Ancient and WWII). Winston Churchill was mainly a “Conservative” but also a “Liberal” MP between 1900-1964. A Member of Parliament for 64 years, he contested 21 parliamentary elections (for Oldham, Manchester North West, Dundee, and Epping/Woodford). Throughout his career Churchill stood for liberty. He believed in open debate and freedom of speech, and opposed any system or ideology that tried to dictate the way one should think. Churchill felt deeply that disagreements within the democratic system should not degenerate into personal animosities. RIDER: This site is not connected to nzconservative, a Catholic site, or NZ Conservative Party, although from time-to-time I share some of the views espoused by both groups and other sites I follow, as published; I am an independent thinker and blogger.
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