35. Denature, Renature – Natalie Tozer and John Pryor

Medium: Plastic composite, iron ore paint finish, steel
Size: 900mm H x 1380mm W x 1150mm D
Price: $2,950

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Denature, Renature converses with both the environment it’s placed in and the trail participants.

This floating replica shipping container serves to remind us of the immeasurable impact we have on our environment.  Recent events such as the Fukushima disaster in Japan and locally, the Rena shipwreck continue to have environmental effects in our Pacific Ocean and impacts in the future that we are not even aware of yet.

How do we deal with the knowledge that in many cases we have not found a solution, that we do not know how to keep a lid on our fallout.  The work aims to play on these questions and our responses.  (This work is able to be positioned on both water and land.)

Natalie Tozer’s distinct artworks has seen her selected for the Walker and Hall Finalists exhibition in 2009/2011, as an invited artist for the Pavilion at the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island 2013, and for the Art in the Dark Exhibition in 2012. Natalie is thrilled to have the opportunity to join forces for the first time creatively with John Pryor. John Pryor, who brings a wealth of marine and construction experience, is also her father and they look forward to making more sculptural pieces together in the future.