Contemporary Steel Sculpture
Stainless Steel, paint, Corten weathered steel
This fragment is the enigmatic partial remains of something huge, something unknown and undiscoverable which lived in time long past. An ancient marine creature has been broken by the force of the sea into many pieces and the fragments scattered to the four winds. One of these fragments has been found, eroded and broken, chaotically tossed and washed-up on the shores of Sydney Harbour. A metaphor for the artefacts, debris, plant and animal remains, the unique flotsam and jetsam found on our beaches and shorelines.
The title is from T S Eliot’s ‘The Dry Salvages’: “Where is there an end to the drifting wreckage, the prayer of the bone on the beach, the unprayable Prayer at the calamitous annunciation ?”