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Matiu Somes Island / Nature Refuge Blanket

Drawings & Mixed Media

Matiu/ Somes Island has a rich diversity of flora and fauna both native and introduced, combined with an equally diverse human history. My work seeks to reflect and combine some of these histories under the matrix of a blanket. To me a blanket can provide shelter, safety, refuge, protection and a means of survival, something the island has provided too many who have landed on its shores and will continue to do so in the future.