Not I - II

Sculpture on the Peninsula, Canterbury NZ — 2011

Mounted on specifically shaped black columns, the white limestone sculptures Not I and II align to form vertical and horizontal grids of symbols, pronouns, letters and numbers. II crowns a Tau cross, a sign of life and reincarnation while Not I offers a philosophical communal perspective. Viewed head on and together, II rests on the foundations of Not I. The interplay of combinations and sequences using the negative and positive shapes of these works as modular units, invites exploration of viewpoints and metaphorical conclusions. Sited in earthquake torn Canterbury at the historic Loudon Farm, this installation triggers connections with the physical, social and mental building blocks required to restore and rebuilt.