Phantom Canoe and Row
Detail of Phantom Canoe and Row
The shaft of Row the oar includes embossed words from The Broken Waterjar by Octavio Paz:
'We must dream backwards towards the source, we must row back up the centuries.'
The Tree of Life skeletal form was cut from the blade of the oar in order to cast its cautionary shadow.
Dimensions: Length 2200mm x Width 280mm x Depth 25mm.
Materials: Demolition kauri and acrylic paint with embossed text.
Private collection Kawau Island