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Self-Taught & Visionary Art in New Zealand

Jon McLeary

Jon is a musician but for a number of years his creative expression has been applied to an intuitive carving of wood recycled from local demolition sites.

The figures are representations of the power of fertility and spirit and are mostly female. Jon has produced families of these figures. Almost like soldiers when lined up, they come in different scales and different colours. The paint is home-made egg tempera and the feel of the carving is home-made also, as if the carving was done with a sharpened dining knife rather than real chisels; the wood has been worried away not crisply sliced.


Selected Works

  • UntitledUntitled, 1995

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