Collection of the artist. Auckland. 1995.
The work was to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and refers to radioactive fallout that still affects survivors.
The breast-like beads float to suggest a wreath. The fifty connected pumice beads form a lumen of cells.
Each drilled bead is hollowed out, connected with wire, filled with red wax and a wick. Unpredictably the surplus wax built up and set fire to the floor of the Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North.
Materials: 50 pieces of pumice, wire, wax and
oil pigment with fire.
Dimensions: Size variable.