Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication



























Photographs by Nicole Page-Smith











"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." Leonardo da Vinci













Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Family group and two lovers


Jeffrey Harris, Love's fire, 1978, Collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki




Jeffrey Harris, Family group and two lovers, 1970, Collection Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa




Jeffrey Harris, Self portrait 28th of April 1976, 1976, Collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki




Jeffrey Harris, The heart's key, 1978, Collection Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa




Jeffrey Harris, Problems of the 20th c.- mainly problems of drainage, 1974, Collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki 




Jeffrey Harris, 2017










"A family with bubblegum-pink skin and unsettling blue eyes gather together for a stiff family portrait." 


Jeffrey Harris, Family portrait and two lovers, 1970, being discussed in the recent publication - Ten x Ten: Art at Te Papa















Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Summer in the Sun






























Nicole Page-Smith, 2017





Eternity

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake







Saturday, 20 January 2018

Summer in the Sun
















Nicole Page-Smith, 2017









"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do." Galileo Galilei
















Friday, 6 October 2017

Birds of land and air and sea






















The photographs, "Birds of land and air and sea", 
by Nicole Page-Smith, 
were taken on a trip to the natural history museum.














"Before you the winds flee, and at your coming the clouds forsake the sky. For you the inventive earth flings up sweet flowers. For you the ocean levels laugh, the sky is calmed and glows with defused radiance." 


Lucretius





















Monday, 31 July 2017

Birds of land and air and sea






















"Birds of land and air and sea" is a series of photographs of New Zealand bird species by Nicole Page-Smith.













"When first the day puts on the aspect of spring, when in all its force the fertilizing breath of Zephyr is unleashed, then, great goddess, the birds of air give the first intimation of your entry; for yours is the power that has pierced them to the heart." Lucretius

















Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Under Milk Wood


























Jeffrey Harris, Under Milk Wood, 1971, Collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand