Michele Bryant: Ambitus

Ambitus refers to the edge or periphery of an object or a cyclic rotation¬† “the going around”, to “visit in rotation”. Both meanings have relevance to the significance of waterways in our environment and reflect the constantly moving and changing nature of rivers and the competing demands on them as a physical and cultural resource.

Michele and her partner moved to Hawkes Bay three years ago and have been actively involved in various community and environmental groups with interests in protecting the waterways in the surrounding areas.

This group of drypint etchings and paintings is drawn from found riverside objects and trees that make up the precious environment of the Ngaruroro river near where they live.