Zealandia

2018

NZ stone, Italian granite, stainless steel
2.3mH x 1mW x 1mD

Series: X-figure

Carved in unique stone extracted from the remote mountains of New Zealand’s South Island, Zealandia combines ancient materials, technical innovation and minimalist form. Twin slabs defy gravity, stretching up from an Italian granite pedestal. Like shifting tectonic plates, the stone panels slice through each other. Exposed striations capture striking snapshots of primordial time. The X-DNA registers the discovery of Zealandia, the 8th continent, a submerged landmass with small islands rising up from the Pacific Ocean. From the earth and of the earth, Zealandia conveys qualities of strength, fragility and resilience.