Deborah Crowe

Mānuka Dreaming II

2023


This work is available in 3 formats: unframed, mounted or framed. Details and options below. Contact us to discuss your preferred option.


Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle fine art paper

Unframed

1000mm (H) x 1500mm (W)

$3,500

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C-type photographic print on Fujicolour, Crystal Archive with matt laminate

Archivally mounted on ACM with hangers

1000mm (H) x 1500mm (W) x 25mm (D)

$4,700

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Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle fine art paper

Framed with museum glass

Choice of white, black, or wood frame

1000mm (H) x 1500mm (W) x 40mm (D)

$5,200

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Limited edition 2/3 & 3/3 available

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Artist Statement

As I made the Mānuka Dreaming series of works, digitally weaving imagery from a number of mānuka trees in various local sites I encountered on daily walks, I was thinking about care for the environment, celebrating small acts, and optimism.

Since relocating from Scotland to Aotearoa decades ago, mānuka is a plant that somehow has always held significance for me. I’ve admired its resilience as a scrub-type plant in coastal areas, it being one of first plants to regenerate on cleared land. Mānuka can be an important tool to reestablish bare, eroded slopes, creating shade and shelter for other, slower growing native plants.

I’m also drawn to mānuka because the flowers simply bring me joy – brightening up Winter and signalling Spring. Well known and utilised by Māori for health and healing properties, with sweet smelling flowers that provide an important source of pollen and nectar for native bees, moths, beetles and geckos, these plants, although not showy ‘bloomers’ at all, hold rich and restorative qualities.

About the Artist

Deborah Crowe

Deborah Crowe is a visual artist working in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her practice involves building 2D and 3D environments that explore architectural, spatial and environmental characteristics. Originally trained in textiles, underpinning all of Crowe’s work is the concept of weaving threads of ideas together; assembling imagery, materials and objects to observe, explore and propose real and imaginary scenarios.
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