old brick; good-bye (2015)

old brick
good-bye

an old brick made on Pukeahu
from clay sourced on-site
embedded back in the clay of Pukeahu
pointing towards the tree that once was
or may still be

a miniature diplomatic-sized flag
patchworked together with pieces
cut from two flags
blue-red-white-black
hung in a studio window

A political-romantic-conceptual response to this article.

 

 

Created for the exhibition The levelling of Pukeahu, an Enjoy Public Art Gallery offsite project curated by Emma Ng, 7 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015.

A twitter-facilitated series of events that followed:

I cooked and ate the tree (well, part of it anyway). It tasted a bit like artichoke, but stringy. Not too bad when it was freshly cooked (boiled in salted water), but bitter when it was cold.

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