Cover Book with coptic binding: book covers & cloth, papers, thread, sumi ink, graphite, gouache, gesso.
3.66 x 7.25 x 1.75 inches.
Like the windswept landscape of New Zealand, my experiences were shaped by the wind as I lived through New Zealand's coldest and windiest spring (2006) and summer (2007) in 60 years. At least that is what the locals told me. On a beach near Wellington I encountered a massive rock wall with concave egg-like patterns that had been shaped by the salty winds. The weathered rock captured my imagination and I began an exploration. Like the wind, it is ongoing and unfinished as I work with wind and rock as metaphors. Wind Egg reflects what happens when the two meet.