Tangled Infinities  2019

Ancient Gorgonian coral forests still exist on the seafloor of the Southern Ocean, providing sanctuary for all forms of juvenile marine life, and protection from predators and the strong ocean currents. These coral forests up to 400 years old, are being torn from the Southern Ocean floor, during deep sea bottom trawling. To illustrate the impossibility of regrowth of the coral forests, I have used the archaic method of repairing Lapita pottery, drilling and fixing the panels together with copper wire.

Hoop Pine plywood, copper wire, water jet cut and hand worked panels, acrylic paint, burnt pigment, and embossed text.

H 800mm x W 1600 x D 120mm