Matthew Harding, Phyllotaxis 2002-2003, spun mirror-polished stainless steel (Detail)
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Arthur WICKS | the Boatman's Unscheduled Crossing

WICKS, Arthur
Australia 1937
the Boatman's Unscheduled Crossing 2002
laminated Radiata Pine, Huon and Kingbilly Pine, electric motor, bearings, metal axles, aluminium rod
200 (h) x 450 (w) x 20 (d) cm
Work made possible through Fellowship from the New Media Board of the Australia Council Courtesy of Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney and Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
VIEW: Artist's Statement |

I have an image
of the Boatman high above
my head, rowing out from one
point to another, across a vast
void. I strain my eyes to see
where he is heading, but the
destination is not clear.
I wonder who his
passengers are
and whether
he has been
paid in advance.

Arthur Wicks, November 2002

Arthur Wicks wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Commonwealth Government through the New Media Board of the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board, in the form of a Fellowship for 2001 and 2002.

Russell Emerson, Technical Director, Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney, John Gilfillan, sculptor and studio assistant and Kenneth Meyer, consultant engineer assisted with the production of this work

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