Object Name: Installation
Description: Caryatid reconfigures a type of column which supported classical architecture. However unlike the classical column, Caryatid stands free and unfixed, a metaphor for changing traditional culture . The freestanding column or tree in matrilineal cultures marked the Asherim the place where the Goddess was worshiped, simultaneously referencing the healing powers of Artemis Caryatis.The work is in the centre of the gallery space, in relation to and adjacent to a square concrete column, which is a compression member supporting the gallery's architecture. On the four surfaces of this column is drawn a pattern of black rectilinear lines.
Size: 3300 x 410 mm
Where Made: New Zealand
Where Used: Wellington City Gallery