Patea Freezing Works

A friend was asking me recently about some of the paintings I’ve done of the Freezing Works over the years, so here goes. Some of the paintings are about the buildings, others are about the incredible colours of rust and lichen inside the work rooms and other are me thinking about the way in which nature was taking over the land again before to the post-fire cleanup.

Metalwork VI, 16x16". Sold

Metalwork VI, 16×16″. Sold

Old pipes IV. 12x16"

Old pipes IV. 12×16″

On the grid. 16x16"

On the grid. 16×16″

Derelict XI. 16x16". Sold.

Derelict XI. 16×16″. Sold.

Lights on, no one home. 16x16". Sold.

Lights on, no one home. 16×16″. Sold.

Bare bones IIX. 16x16"

Bare bones IIX. 16×16″

Bare bones IX. 16x16".

Bare bones IX. 16×16″.

Framework. 16x16".

Framework. 16×16″.

Freeze dried. 10x10". This was done from a photo of some metalwork on the wall; the colours were amazing.

Freeze dried. 10×10″. This was done from a photo of some metalwork on the wall; the colours were amazing.

Where's my knife. Freeze dried. 10x10". This was done from a photo of some metalwork on the wall; the colours were amazing.

Where’s my knife. Freeze dried. 10×10″. This was done from a photo of some metalwork on the wall; the colours were amazing.

Switched off

Working the freezing works IV. Mixed media.

Working the freezing works IV. Mixed media.

Working the freezing works XI. Mixed media.

Working the freezing works XI. Mixed media.