Missing Link (2)(2011)
Glenorchy Slate and Steel
2.4m high; weighs 1.5 tonnes
Constructed to be shown at Sculpture in Central Otago exhibition at Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka from Feb 6th to May 1st, 2011. Missing Link represents a link from a giant chain standing proud. Without the rest of the chain it serves no purpose but to ask the question; is it the missing link found, or the missing link lost?
Like most of the artist’s work there is a play on words or a pun in the title. He is always looking for a double meaning, perhaps because his other passion is as a singer-song writer. The obvious other reference is to the evolutionary “missing link”, he prefers to see the work as representing the final link in his own evolutionary process to becoming an artist.