Artifacts/Giant Snail Shell
New Zealand's giant land snails are an ancient species, probably arriving at about the same time as the native frogs and tuatara. Once widespread, many species are now endangered or threatened. Date collected: unknown, region: unknown.
Artistic and Curatorial Process
These objects are replicas of artifacts imagined as lost, hidden or misregistered during the Museum of New Zealand's tenure in the former Museum Building on Buckle St, now occupied by Massey University's College of Creative Arts. The objects have been created through a process of drawing, digital 3D rendering, and finally printing with an Open Source 3-dimensional printer – the RepRap.
This is an experimental web-exhibition, and as such is a quasi-virtual mirror of Bronwyn_Holloway-Smith's work. Her website and project page is: http://bronwyn.co.nz/projects/gifts.html