Cliffhanger

Waikato Sculpture Trust, Hamilton NZ — 2010

Poised precariously at a cliff edge, Cliffhanger alludes to the film technique where a hero is exposed and left hanging in a hazardous situation. An hourglass, neither empty nor full, the barbed text waivers between heroic leap and authorial pause. Stretched in place, the I-figure becomes a screensaver or placeholder for the next act. Unrestrained, the spiked wire I will recoil like a spring, abandon form, and revert to its entangled origins.