Collection

Painted Plank 47 (Pacific Travel Double Take)
Ian McMillan

1985

Ian McMillan
b.
1950
Title:
Painted Plank 47 (Pacific Travel Double Take)
Production date:
1985
Accession No:
86/1/1
Measurements:
2172 x 296 x 15mm (irreg.)
Media:
Oil on kauri wood

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

This work is from a series of plank works by Ian McMillan. Before being painted, they were ceiling boards from colonial villas demolished in Auckland. McMillan has given them new life by painting on associations with nature, as well as cultural references. His fluffy zigzag lines of cumulus clouds and smudged ripples of green rainforest are examples of this.