Collection

Promissiones inanes (Empty promises)
Megan Jenkinson

1988

Megan Jenkinson
b.
1958
Title:
Promissiones inanes (Empty promises)
Production date:
1988
Accession No:
95/2
Measurements:
Framed: 830 x 1040mm
Media:
Cibachrome collage

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

'Promissiones inanes (empty promises)', which depicts an old fashioned travelling trunk and an open 'glory box', is typical of Jenkinson's exquisite and meticulous collage technique. The work offers a commentary on romantic dreams of travel, marriage, and the exotic; it also speaks of the emotional, spiritual and intellectual baggage we carry with us during this life and into the next.