Interconnected systems

November 11, 2010

I am working on new sculptures both in the landscape and in the studio about ideas concerning intersecting and interconnected systems. This interests me because a strong point at which to influence change is where systems connect.

While camping with Philippa this week on the bank of the Arawhata River estuary on the West Coast, I was struck by the relationship of the rain forest to the constantly changing river as it rises and falls according to the rainfall in the mountains. I believe recognising the effects of the design of human systems on interconnected natural systems is the starting point for actions for change.

Below is the finished sculpture titled “Intersecting Raupo Sticks”. Made with raupo stems tied with strips of flax fiber.