This short, upbeat National Film Unit documentary (made as part of the Pictorial Parade series) is about New Zealand artist, conservationist, and rail enthusiast Barry Brickell. Filmed at his first studio and home in the Coromandel, it follows the progress of his large-scale works from start to finish. Accompanied by a jazzy soundtrack, Brickell works his clay alone in the sun. Amidst the five-finger and harakeke of the Coro’ bush, the making of New Zealand art has never looked more picturesque.
"I make these sculptures because they're abstract forms related somewhere to organic shapes ... they are exercises in form. Purely form. Very little else. This is what excites me, making new forms bring together images that have never been seen ...
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