Monumental Obsessions deals with artistic concerns that South Taranaki artist Maree Horner has been investigating for a number of years.
Images of household furniture are enlarged and placed with comparatively puny drawn stone columns and pyramids. The images juxtapose selected architectural elements and familiar objects to explore relationships between female and male.
Singular architectural elements have been used through time as monumental architectural statements. In Maree Horner’s work their gender characteristics are defined by the objects. Both genders are re-represented within a landscape of life sized objects playing on an obsession that is often overlooked.
→ Maree Horner: Monumental Obsessions, 2004, exhibition card