My fixation with the whale continues, an ongoing journey through my life. Wooden wall sculpture is how it is manifesting at the present.
Moving into the area recently, I was amazed to discover the treasure troves of wood amassed from the Christchurch Earthquake. So much native wood stamped with the patina of use, of care or of neglect.
The graphic icon of the whale is made of this wood and turns itself into a piece of art with its own secret story for a secretive mammal. The personality emerges as the whale is created. Sometimes paint is added to enhance a mood and the smears of grime and gashes from the violent upheaval are evident to tell a story, to let you in on a journey taking place.