Detail of Phantom Canoe and Row, 1995.
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.
Materials: Demolition kauri and acrylic paint with embossed text.
Dimensions: Length 2200 x Width 280 x Depth 25mm
Private collection Kawau Island