Plain View

Plain View by David McCracken for SCAPE Public Art Season 2016

The pieces of Plain View were based on early aircraft delivered bombs eg. the tallboy and grandslam designed by Barnes Wallis. These specific shapes formed a cartoonish shorthand for ‘bomb’ for a time in the twentieth century. These reinterpretations in stainless steel brought to mind children’s inflatable toys, but challenged us not to forget their gruesome purpose. Plain View operated within a lineage from Pop Art onwards where stylised, high-key colour objects mined from our material culture lure and provoke. Pieces were sited at The Christchurch Casino and Wynn Williams House. The pieces of Plain View in Wynn Williams House were joined by Rakena & Darragh’s presentations.