"Ron's Writing Room No. 3"
Framed oil on canvas painting depicting a stylised view of the interior of author Ronald Hugh Morrieson's house, Hāwera. The viewer looks out from inside Morrieson's writing room, with its famous beige and red abstract patterned wallpaper. The centre of the scene is cominated by a wood-framed doorway leading into the hall with the top of Morrieson's staircase, made by his grandfather, casting shadows on the floor and up the wall. The pale wallpaper in the hallway is peeling off the wall. Deep scratches in the dark floorboards, and distorted angles of the doorway, ceiling, and dark room in the background, create a sense of unease.
Morrieson's house was demolished in April 1993 to make room for a fast-food restaurant. Taranaki artist Roger Morris (REMO) gained access to the house prior to demolition and himself, Alby Carter, Dale Copeland, Marianne Muggeridge and Laurence Aberhart spent three weeks drawing and painting scenes inside and from the house.
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