Retreive, Retreat 2019 are collected and found vessels, cement, wood, various stones, found metal, bricks, ceramic shards, glass, fabric, enamel paint, nails, ceramics.
Flags, logos, icons and signs are bonds that unite us. This work is conceived as a gathering of vessels. They contain physical documents and are displayed as a contemplative array of bodily islands (islands within islands). As a contemplative structure it speaks of excavating and unearthing, as well as, acts of reconstruction. This process examines the Japanese notion of ‘mono no aware’ or ‘the pathos of things’.
With Sydney Harbour as the backdrop the installation was part of the North Sydney Art Prize at the Coal Loader site, Balls Head.