Artist: Rick Allender
Materials: Composite wood base, natural wood veneers, paint


The marquetry work titled ‘Alignment’ documents planetary bodies and moons in the midyear Matariki configuration. Coloured elements signify celebration and different scales indicate different time dimensions, past present and future.

Wood veneers locate the work in the natural world of seasons and growth while the painted elements refer to the celestial realm. The work reminds us of continuous planetary motion, seasonal change and perpetual renewal.