Mounted on an Italian stone plinth and modelled on the Roman numeral 10, Model X is both a model for the large sculpture Zealandia and itself a perfect 10. Upright and petite, the abstract figure has high waist and slim profile yet firmly holds its ground. Carved from a metamorphic rock which was uplifted towards the surface est. 100 million years ago in Te Waipounamu / South Island NZ, the planar form and deeply marbled grain bear witness to ancient earth movements and primordial time.
Each sculpture in the edition of 10 is rich in detail and has unique traces of minerals, mica and crystals that sparkle and refract light.