Colllision




These works are a collaboration between me and my wife Claire Alexander. They combine my silver gelatin hand prints with Claire's drawings screen printed over the top. The drawings are inspired by her ideas of interconnectivity between the earth, the stars and humans and by the Widmanstatten pattern found in the interior of iron meteorites when cut upen.

The project includes all nine known meteorites to have landed in New Zealand. Seven were in the natural History Museum in London and two were in separate museums in New Zealand – the Auckland Museum and Whanganui Museum. 

The ‘collision’ that occurred once these two pieces of work met mirrors how meteorites are formed: the crashing together of space debris – random chaos creating something whole, containing inside it a particular intricacy and beauty




38° 15' S / 178° 5' E, 1970, Waingaromia, Gisborne, East Coast province



39° 38' S / 174° 24' E, 1908, North Island, New Zealand



36° 53’ S / 174° 48’ E, 12 June, 2004, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand



38° 15’ S / 178° 5’ E, 1915, East Cost Province, New Zealand



43° 19’ S / 172° 3’ E, 1952, Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand



42° 33’ S / 171° 21’ E, 1976, Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand



46° 19’ S / 168° 24’ E, 1879, Invercargill, County Southland, New Zealand



40° 4’ S / 175° 43’ E, 1976, Manawatu District, North Island, New Zealand


40° 4’ S / 175° 43’ E, 1976, Manawatu District, North Island, New Zealand



Collision booklet below



 Casey Moore © 2019