Oceanic Minds 01 2007

Found materials: Perspex sheets (x4)
Engraved and mounted with acrylic thread
360 X 360 X 60 mm
Unsigned and undated

Exhibited 2007, Adagio Gallery, Sydney;

AA Davis collection, Sydney

The poem, Iceberg, by A.A. Davis,
engraved into this work,
was written in response to the animation,
Ice sound:






When frozen

Their shape is sharp

Jagged edges slicing.

Giant icebergs growing

In coldness of oceanic minds

Only tips emerge, the purity submerged

hollow jagged cathedrals of alabaster white

an ethereal blue entices lustre of buoyant mountains


Floating further from home, murmurs and temperature

hairline cracks, a spectre of majestic purity

fracturing and splintering, becoming

contextual representations.

Melting, deliquesce

Lost in lilac



Raw untamed

Thoughts contained

Within shapes, products

of the imagination, restricted

by the confines of language, words.

The true purity of unsubjected thought hidden.

Behind carefully deranged symbols and punctuation

Complete communication of pure thought is impossible.


The global warming of thoughts into language. Smoothing

Edges and creases into a homogenous disembodied

thought, now easily manipulated within the

confines of language. Single streams

of once pure thoughts, now

linear, unrecognisable.