Work: Scenes Of The Picnic
Year: 2009
Construction: Bronze


Greer Twiss continues his celebration of indigenous birds and their distinctive qualities in his practice. Scene of the Picnic portrays endemic birds perched upon remnants of an afternoon picnic. Charming at first glance, one soon finds mysteriously abandoned objects: rings, a handkerchief, a cleaver. Is this evidence of a scene perhaps more sinister than initially thought? Provocative and delightful, the sculptures of Greer Twiss are timeless.

Greer Twiss completed his degree in 1959 at the University of Auckland's Elam School of Fine Arts where he would later become Head of Sculpture. He has exhibited widely throughout his career since 1964, the same year in which he was awarded a QE II Arts Council Travel Grant. In 1988 Twiss featured in the Seoul Olympics sculpture park. One of New Zealand’s most distinguished sculptors, his work is represented in major public collections throughout New Zealand.


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