LIKE FATHER, Group Exhibition, Waiheke Island, NEW ZEALAND

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.

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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.

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Other chapters in this show were meditations on the Ulysses Oddessy, the 10 year journey home  that involved diverse trials and detours.

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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

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Detail of the compound bow

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Ulysses dreaming of Penelope

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Gallery view of the Large bow and 12 Axes                                         





Oliver Stretton Pow - Artist | Sculptor - New Zealand