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
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.
- The Levelling of Puke Ahu (essay), by Elisabeth Pointon.
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.