Heavy pets in the aviary

A selection of the quirky sculptures are on display at The Aviary, PBC. Pictures supplied

Among the late Daryl File’s mixed-media pieces were three-dimensional works such as the “heavy pets”, creatures the Gisborne artist once described as somewhere between the sprite, bunyip and fertile imagination.

These creatures were often paired with his daughters’ discarded toys and toddlers’ shoes.

Among the late Daryl File’s mixed-media pieces were three-dimensional works such as the “heavy pets”, creatures the Gisborne artist once described as somewhere between the sprite, bunyip and fertile imagination.

These creatures were often paired with his daughters’ discarded toys and toddlers’ shoes.

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