Forging relationships: A conversation with Greer Twiss

Hanfling, Edward (2011) Forging relationships: A conversation with Greer Twiss. Art New Zealand (137). pp. 24-31. ISSN 0110-1102

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"Forging Relationships" is an interview with the New Zealand sculptor Greer Twiss. The following is from the Introduction to the article: He put birds on bowler hats and Queen Victoria in a suitcase. He has made lumpy bronze bathers in bikinis, and turned a skeleton into a scholar. Sheets of galvanised iron are persuaded to take the form of an albatross, a baby or a gramophone. The sculptures of Greer Twiss are eccentric and playful. But his large and remarkably varied body of work demands serious attention. Over a career that reaches back to the 1950s, he has produced sculptures that unwinds themselves across a space; small figures teetering on the edge of a miniature stage; investigations into matters of scale, proportion, perception, interpretation, unity, the part and the whole. Throughout, Twiss has returned to the human figure, always giving it some peculiar new twist.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Art, Sculpture, New Zealand art history, interview
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:1157
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Deposited On:10 Aug 2011 01:52
Last Modified:03 Jul 2012 23:30

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