Finding inspiration in the mundane
Your walk to work each morning might be a blur, but artist Molly Samsell has found inspiration in her daily commute.
Over the last 12 months, Samsell has photographed buildings, doorways and other surfaces along Courtenay Place on her way to work.
Those images now comprise Local Coordinates, the latest exhibition to be featured in the Wellington City Council's light boxes in Courtenay Place Park.
Each image is a composite of surfaces along the stretch, serving as a visual record of the changes that have occurred there over time.
''It's about where we sit within the context of Courtenay Place at any given time,'' Samsell said. ''It was an opportunity to really focus on an environment I spend a lot of time in already.
''I see Courtenay Place in a different way just from having photographed it, and I hope the exhibition will have that effect on other people, too.''
Samsell, who holds both a Masters in Fine Arts from Massey University and a degree in astrophysics from the University of New Mexico, hoped that Wellingtonians would recognise the landmarks she photographed.
''I think they're fairly recognisable. I tried to give keys in the titles of each work, so if you can't immediately recognise it, you can go on a scavenger hunt, and hopefully track it down.''
Local Coordinates, curated by Andrea Bell, will be display on Courtenay Place from August 10 to December 3.
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