Night and Day
Collection of the Artist.
The work references Celtic Pictograms, archetypal recordings of linear time that registered onto stone, the daily arcs of the sun.
The sculpture was cut from a single slab of salvaged kauri, with small, gold-leaf squares on the lower arcs and equal squares of lead on the upper arcs. The red pigment suggests life, and waxen white signifies death.
The symmetrical balance of the work refers to difficult decisions in life and my father's question: 'Which is heavier: a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?'
Dimensions: Width 620mm x Height 1120mm x Depth 30mm.
Materials: Recycled Kauri, graphite, lead, gold leaf, acrylic paint and dammar resin.