"Raewyn Atkinson Fiat Lux 29 January – 23 February Deep Time #26, 2010 is a ground-breaking ceramic sculpture by New Zealand Artist Raewyn Atkinson, who presents its epic scale and deliberately compromised structure as an elegant metaphor for personal and global fragility. Likening the outward shape of Deep Time #26, and the pattern of the voids within it, to a mandala, Atkinson deliberately disrupts any sense of order. She considers the destabilisation of the form as a metaphor for personal and environmental frailty in the face of overwhelming adversity. Accompanying Deep Time #26, is a body of work which suggest that the very discipline that has sounded the warning bells for the global climate crisis may in fact be the source of its salvation. Ravaged and collapsing, Deep Time #26 is ultimately a hopeful monument―a small testament to courage, perseverance and faith in the process. It is undeniably fragile, but it is also a survivor. By taking the work to a size where it would"
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