Don Driver

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice by Don Driver

Artwork Detail

This sculpture’s title, Sugar and spice, hints at tasting pleasure yet, here, the phrase signifies the conflict between social and moral values. Don Driver’s assemblages systematically address issues of the depiction of women, girls and dolls. This is a confrontation with a subject matter that few other New Zealand visual artists have attempted to represent with such a devastating concentration. The gut-wrenching effect of Driver’s associations results from his use of everyday objects placed in difficult oppositions. (Self and Other, 2003)

Sugar and Spice
Don Driver
Production date
found objects, plastic, steel, hemp, nylon and wood
1430 x 720 x 590 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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