For the festive season Reuben Paterson’s hand sculpted, gold-glittered tree returns to view, this time in the Large Works gallery.
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Spending three months in New Plymouth as the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s 2013 Aotearoa New Zealand Artist in Residence, Paterson found inspiration for this work, his largest sculpture to date, in Taranaki’s gardens. Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngai Tūhoe, Scottish) is known for his painting and sculpture in glitter and diamond dust. In his investigation of light, depth and sculptural form, this work questions ideas of artificiality, reality and ‘natural’ environments.