An image of Doodlebug

Peter Peryer

(New Zealand 1941 – 2018)

Doodlebug

Location
Not on display
Further information

Peter Peryer's photographs deal with the enigmatic and uncanny in a subtle and poetic way. Indeed, the artist does regard his photographs as poems, and that the layers of meaning which emerge through looking at the work is an important part of the subject matter.

This work is part of an ongoing body of work which Peryer has called 'Third Nature'. 'Third Nature' continues the artist's interest in the intimate relationships between the ordinary and eccentric; natural and man made objects; the metaphysical and mundane; history and the present. These relationships are never posed within the photographic frame as being anything other than complementary and overlapping.

'Doodlebug' 1994 is a mediation on war, Germany, and a child's eye view of what has become a museum piece.

Peryer spends a great deal of time thinking about and setting up each photograph. He will also travel great distances in order to find the right object to photograph. Consequently the number of images he produces each year is very small.

Year
1994
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
35.6 x 54.0 cm image; 50.8 x 60.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated c. verso, pencil "Peter Peryer / 1994".

Credit
Purchased 1996
Accession number
285.1996
Copyright
© Peter Peryer