Mistint Series
Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
25 August - 12 Sep 1998

This body of paint grew from the type of paint that I am using. Mistints are those colours which are not mixed to the correct formula. They are tones apart from the commercial colour spectrum. I have taken this state of separateness as a larger metaphor for my own placement within society as a person of mixed Samoan and European descent.

This dichotomy extends to the formal properties of the works themselves. They are diptychs, two separate facets that play off against each other but which also depend on each other. The interreaction of different paints has resulted, in some cases as forms resembling frangapani flowers and in others they retain the formality of high modernism.

Above all the series explores the beauty of colour, even the mistints.