Origins, 1995

Bronze; 384 x 272 x 104 cm (155 x 107 x 41 inches)
In the collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


This work makes reference to several past cultures and myths, to architectural history and to the human hand. Underlying these is a reference to the basic human need for order. This work was commissioned by and for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. It is installed in the Ondaatje Court.

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Thinking Back to Gertrude and Henrie, 2015
Installation View retroActive with Threshold, 2015; Civilization, 1990/91; PaperMoney, 2012
Wait of Water by John Greer, 2014 Bay of Fundy Detail of Wait of Water, October 9th, 2014; retroActive tied up, tide down, looking back across the bay where the piece was first realized in 1972
National Gallery of Canada : THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE
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