Belonging and s e p a r a t e n e s s -
Belonging and s e p a r a t e n e s s (2019)
I made this piece prior to the COVID epidemic. Today, when I look around the globe at "belonging and separateness" the idea of increased isolation takes on a different meaning.
My statement at the time was:
"We live in a world in which we are forced to live on top of one other yet, as individuals within a society, we’re becoming more and more isolated. The idea of belonging (being part of something bigger than ourselves) and separateness (being dislocated from others) is the concept upon which the thought of the “totem” was built."
Te Uru installation as part of the "In site" show at Te Uru Gallery, Auckland.
Photo: Sam Hartnett