LIKE FATHER, Group Exhibition, Waiheke Island, NEW ZEALAND
This show was a meditation on the relationship between Father and Child. The installation of 12 Axes in a row refers to the tournament covertly staged by Ulysses and his son Telemachus – whom ever could string Ulysses large bow and fire an arrow through twelve axe heads, would take Penelope (Ulysses wife) as the prize.
The twelve axes i produced for the installation were each embossed with an image on one side and text on the reverse, they had references to lineage, legacy and progeny.
Other chapters in this show were meditations on the Ulysses Oddessy, the 10 year journey home that involved diverse trials and detours.
Mariner relates to Ulysses sailors whom he had plug their ears with wax so as not to be lured onto the rocks by the sirens
Detail of the compound bow
Ulysses dreaming of Penelope
Gallery view of the Large bow and 12 Axes