Artist Pages from The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, ed. Brennan and Ballard, 2008.

Brit Bunkley Mushroom, 2005. Mushroom is painstakingly built from hand-shaped bricks. It resembles some kind of Victorian relic—a turned finial or misplaced chimney-pot. The clear, rendering antipodean light and idyllic setting make the image of the installed artwork appear almost synthetic. Beginning life as a 3D model, the work is based on mathematical manipulation of the form of an atomic mushroom cloud. Mushroom mixes mundane bricks and mortar with intimations of the annihilating power of atomic technology.

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