DUA (number 1) - paper-cut artwork by Daniel Weetman 2021 Colour-fix paper and glue825mm x 1030mm (including box frame with 65mm depth)
Dua(number 1) is the first in a series of colour-fix paper-cut art by Daniel Weetman. The beginning - a sentimental foundation with a 4 peak pillar expression of identities, we see family, community, a village.
Weetmans work is influenced by traditional Fijian artworks, translating these stylistic references through contemporary expressions of geometric patterns and shapes. The works are multi-dimensional, using collage cardstock to form raised sculptures. The process is an organic one and the story behind each piece is unique – the cutting is free flow and free hand ‘trusting the process’ allows each artwork to reveal itself in completion.
Daniel Weetman is a co-founding member of Reggae Dub Band 'The Blackseeds'. Music has always had an influence on his methodology as an artist but his family lineage and cultural heritage is what grounds his practice.
The first born son of Naomi Matarua ( Weetman ) a Fijian born National who built her nest in NZ in 1973 - Naomi kept her culture alive in the Weetman home by the cloth of Tapa / Masi. There was always an element of the art in nearly all of the rooms in the house. The shapes and designs resonated with Daniel who included this throughout his life with album cover designs and merchandise.
This is Art but mostly an encouraged exercise of mindfulness and self expression in which Daniel is so very proud to invite you on his journey with him as it takes on many shapes, colours and designs. Bula Vinaka
64 Rosebank Rd