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Ghostcat - Volcano and Lava Bar ***SOLD***

Mixed media, 246(h) x 509(w) x 192mm(d)

About the Artwork:  The iconic Lyttelton institution,The Volcano and The Lava Bar comes back to life in miniature form. These much-loved places were destroyed by the Christchurch earthquakes. Painstakingly recreated here, they include the actual menu, signage and posters of the time, and a Bill Hammond Painting inside on the rear wall!

"The Volcano was a choice of mine for its iconic status and bold colors, all of which connected with many Cantabrians of a place of celebration and fond memories. The build was a 3 and a half week process and once finished was posted on Instagram, the response was overwhelming. The comments in regards to the piece were quite vast and varied, from people who washed dishes there to friends that enjoyed their Sunday margaritas as part of their weekend rituals. From out of one iconic building came a multitude of varied memories all of which resonated to each person individually." - Ghostcat

About the Artist: Mike Beer aka Ghostcat is a Christchurch-based artist creating ‘scratch-build’ miniature objects, buildings, and city fixtures. With a background in carpentry and set design/building at the Court Theatre, Ghostcat has recently taken the leap to focus solely on his passion - making mini things - and the results are absolutely fascinating. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are what sets Ghostcat apart.

Ghostcat's inaugural exhibition at Fiksate, Shadow Town, explores the overlooked, forgotten and often grimy side of our city…. in miniature form, scratch-built to every minute detail.

Follow Ghostcat on instagram @ghostcat_mb

Price: 6,000.00 NZD

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