John Pule

The Separate Rose


edition of 20

collaboration with Gregory O'Brien


400 x 300mm

Since 2010, Niuean born artist and poet John Pule has collaborated on a series of etchings with Wellington-based writer and painter Gregory O’Brien. This particular etching draws on themes expressed in Chilean born Pablo Neruda's poetry book The Separate Rose published in 1973. Neruda was fascinated with Easter Island and made a final pilgrimage there during his battle with cancer where he documented his experiences through poetry.