Daegan Wells is a New Zealand artist currently based in the South Island. Through his archival and sculptural practice, Wells uses storytelling as a way of illuminating key political, environmental, social, and cultural events from recent history.
Carpets from Aotearoa's parliament are layered with distinctive moss-covered rocks from a farm in Southland.
One of two works from the 2018 installation A Gathering Distrust. The glassy surface of water bubbles and flows.
One of two video works from a mixed-media installation that explored the raising of Lake Manapouri in Te Waipounamu.
As the sea seethes in and out from the shore, the artist recalls trips with his grandmother along the now almost nonexistent road at Colac Bay.