On the symmetry of nature.
Nature’s symmetry on show at the Auckland Art Fair.
Photographer Casey Moore was three when his family packed up and moved to Europe, but New Zealand has remained a key influence on his work – from exploring the fault lines in Christchurch post- earthquake to a collection inspired by his great-grandfather, a renowned philatelist who designed the kiwi penny stamp in 1936.
Moore shot his Fiordland Botanicals images, including the crown fern pictured below, in situ on a trip to Dusky Sound. “That was a proper expedition, travelling with my large-format camera by helicopter and boat,” he says. “What I found there in Fiordland was a series of botanicals reflecting a universal symmetry.”
The photographs will be on show at the Auckland Art Fair (The Cloud on Queens Wharf, May 23-27), alongside work from 40 local and international galleries from as far afield as Jakarta, Tokyo, Santiago and New York. For a look at some up-and- coming artists, check out Piki Mai: Up Here ^^ on the mezzanine floor.