Collection of the Artist. 1992
The work references Celtic Pictograms, archetypal recordings of linear time that registered onto stone, the daily arcs of the sun.
The sculpture was cut from a single slab of salvaged kauri, with small, gold-leaf squares on the upper arcs and equal squares of lead on the lower arcs. The red pigment suggests life, and waxen white signifies death.
The symmetrical balance of the work refers to difficult decisions in life and my father's question: 'Which is heavier: a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?'
Materials: Recycled Kauri, graphite, lead, gold-leaf, acrylic paint and dammar resin.
Dimensions: 1120 x 620 x 30mm.