11 October 2010

John Pule

John Pule has been included in a show called Prints Around The Pacific Rim
which is currently on show at the Carleton College Gallery, Minnesota, USA

John Pule is a visual artist, novelist and poet.  
Since 1991 Pule has exhibited in the Pacific and internationally.
The author of two published novels and several volumes of poetry,
he was honored in 2004 with the Laureate Award
from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

John Pule, Ulumago, 2006
Lithograph and woodcut, 75x80cm, edition of 40.

"John Pule’s prints and paintings combine cryptic symbols of mythology and history.
The artist weaves images of fish, bird-like creatures and other motifs
adapted from European and Pacific cultures into tapestry-like compositions.
Evocative of tapa cloth, the traditional bark cloth formerly used for exchange
and everyday use among the region’s indigenous peoples,
these works embody a very personal response
to the history of colonization in the Pacific Islands."

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