|Dimensions:||W7m x H1,8m x D3,5m|
|Media:||Polypropylene rope, wattle (exotic tree), galvanized sheeting, plastic sheeting, canvas, stainless steel mesh, mild steel, found objects, resin, lead.|
Part of the “What is a home?” Series
This is one sculptural fragment of a large installation comprising 6 pieces. “What is a Home?” was begun in 1993 as I began to consider the emotional and physical implications of identities that were in transition. This entire piece must be seen in the context of the various conflicting interpretations of individual and national identities. “Embarkation” contemplates the impact of theological adventure and the cultural differences and interpretations of the profound or the divine.
I also tried to examine the implications of exile or the sense of nomadism implied in our attempts to secure an emotional and physical haven.