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Gill Gatfield

1'H x 1.5'W x 0.33'D

Finalist, Sculpture on the Peninsula 2011 Canterbury NZ Like human heads, two identical limestone I's face the viewer. Between the I's, a plus sign creates a partnership, a series or sequence; with two 'half-plus' signs, framed on either side, suggesting a pattern interrupted or held in mid-flow. As the first person pronoun or symbol of a God-figure, the multiplied I-forms deny singularity and individuality but are realigned in profile, becoming one, creating an ongoing circle of addition - from one to two. Exhibited in earthquake torn Canterbury at the historic Loudon Farm, the sculpture rendered both the severance that results from disaster and the essential building blocks needed to restore and rebuild.