Warrior ; Andrew Drummond; 1980; 2010.69.2
While the body of Warrior is essentially a tree branch, Andrew Drummond has connected it with the body of a human by stripping its bark to emulate bone and adding beeswax to look like skin. Gauze wrapped around limbs much like a bandage emphasise the idea of being wounded and being in a process of healing.
1980Medium and Materials
willow branch, gauze, wax, leather, freeze-dried kidney, steel base
Drummond is known for making links between the land and the body “…his aesthetic language begins and ends with the body and the land; a broken body, a healed body, an augmented body, and an emotional and physical relationships these bodily manifestations have with the environment.”* In Warrior, a title usually given to a human is imbued upon something that has grown from the land. Immediately this can draw connection between human determination or suffering and the land, and the respect we need to give it because we survive off it. *(Jennifer Hay,” Andrew Drummond Observation/ Action/reflection." Pg 12. Pub Christchurch Art Gallery 2010)
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated, 2010Object Type
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