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