Private Collection. Singapore. 1999.
Navigator was made to celebrate my return to the north with a survey exhibition, Tideline, curated by the Whangarei Art Museum in 1999.
Hand-worked prunings of pohutukawa and magnolia twigs have been inlaid along the central spine of the vessel to reference migrants who return to their original homeland and sometimes take with them familiar plants as a reminder of the other place.
Materials: Macrocarpa with prunings of pohutukawa and magnolia, acrylic pigment and beeswax.
Dimensions: Length 3500 x Width 550 x Depth 400mm.