Elephants For Sale


Today it was a pleasure to see this work by New Plymouth artist, , Elephants
For Sale, at the Govett-Brewster here in New Plymouth.
Immediately I saw the work I felt that it had some presence,
and substance, it even seemed to breathe.
There was also some sense of relief because unlike most of the
work on at the gallery there were no words. I didn’t have to read my way
into it it.
My personal opinion is that Don Driver is very under appreciated in New
Zealand, I’m not sure why.
The photo below is of a Don Driver exhibition at
Tauranga Art Gallery last year. The link will take
you to a recent article in Art NZ, about his work.