11. CELEBRATION

VINNY ARORA & JENNY FLEMMING

In both New Zealand and India the recycling/reusing of materials for practical purposes is common. In New Zealand this is referred to as a “number 8 wire mentality”, in India it is a necessity. This work explores themes of habitat, thankfulness, and the transformative power of light.  A small Indian village is drab and tired by day.  At night it transforms into a colourful jewel of light, as it celebrates Diwali (the Festival of Lights).

Arora (India) and Fleming (New Zealand) are both second year Arts & Media students at NMIT.