Escaping the gray
1 day ago
The organic iconography of the new building sends a clear message that NZ's justice system is firmly rooted in home soil. There are no classical Greek columns, acanthus leaves or acorns. The exterior bronze screens depict windblown forms of rata and pohutukawa trees, representative of the country's North and South Islands, symbolising leadership, longevity and strength.
"Your colours are all wrong - they are not lorikeet colours."I admit I was a little taken aback. I think we have all gotten quite used to getting really supportive and lovely comments. We are spoiled, I know. Not every piece is wonderful, but then that isn't really the point, and among ourselves I know we always are looking more for imagination, creativity, discovery, growth, than perfection, and hope that is what our challenges bring out. So, that comment—I laughed it off and made my own comments about "artistic license" and choosing the less "wrong" piece for the final choice. Then I got a second anonymous comment.
Well, to address the comment—yes, a black and white piece would be "accepted." Anything we do in response to a challenge is accepted, because there is no concept of acceptable and unacceptable in our group. I can readily envision a very humorous explanation of why a black and white piece was inspired by the lorikeets! And just to clarify, I referred to my piece being "wrong" with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, because the corollary to the "acceptable/unacceptable" understanding is that nothing we make is right or wrong. It just is what it is."I agree with Anonymous actually and to use artistic license I'm going to do a black and white piece - do you think it would be accepted?
"But Anonymous you did actually prove a point as the artist has agreed that one piece was 'more wrong' than the other!"