The sun shines out of Dick Frizzell

By Dick Frizzell
Detail from A crown for Kermadec/Approaching Raoul (2011) by Greg O'Brien. Collection of the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa. All images from The Sun is a Star by Dick Frizzell, published by Massey University Press.

Dick Frizzell curates pictures of the Sun

When I was little I used to lie awake in bed trying to get my head around the idea of infinity. How could the universe have no end? No boundary? What if you could get to the end of the universe? Couldn’t you just cross over? While you’re there? Wouldn’t even nothing be something?

Angry Sun (1988) by Reg Mombassa

Space and time are the same thing. You can’t get ahead of time — you can’t just step into tomorrow anymore than you can step beyond the edge of the universe.

Birds and Sun (2004) by Fane Flaws

The light of the Moon is actually the sun's light reflecting off the Moon's face.

Sun King (2021) by Mark Braunias

The universe — and everything in it — is always expanding into tomorrow. That’s a bit hard to believe if you overthink it, but it’s quite straightforward really. When you blow up a balloon, it expands into the party room. When the universe expands, it expands into tomorrow.

from the climate change frying pan into the climate change denialisms fire (2021) by Chris Grosz

The Sun is a Star: A voyage through the universe by Dick Frizzell (Massey University Press, $45), featuring the work of Hamish Keith, Karl Maughan, Mark Braunias, John Reynold, Grahame Sydney, Max Gimblett and other New Zealand artists, is available from October.


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