Place for Observation of Dualities

Andrew Drummond, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in 1993-1994. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
"The melding of mythical and scientific in Drummond's practice is brought to the fore in a series of sculptures sealed within glass domes and cabinets. They combine organic chrysalis-like copper coils (furled representations of the copper vein in his 1980 performance 'Earth Vein') with mounds and shelters of moss, wax and slate. As their titles imply, they represent openings or portals and are energised instruments for a heightened awareness of, as the artist says, 'the relationship between the earth and our place on it'. Through careful and elegant composition, this suite of devices suggests mysterious functions and mechanisms that cannot quite physically engage. They are like energised instruments for measuring the invisible pulse of the land, and hover between having a physical function and an allegorical one. " Jennifer Hay 'Andrew Drummond: Observation / Action / Reflection' published 2010 by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
840 x 1830 x 755 mm
wax, copper, wood and glass
Long wooden table with wax coated cloth across it, suspended in the cloth are two coiled copper funnels, below the table on a shelf are placed loose sheets of glass with a curved frosted pattern on them. Entire work is installed on a wooden base.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist in recognition of Bill Milbank's enablement for artists, 2017
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
04 Nov 2017



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