This artwork depicts a rowboat as its central motif. Raised on greatly elongated oars, it “floats” high above the heads of people in the plaza. A structure that is equal parts whimsey and reason, with a geometry that seemingly defies gravity.
Boats and harbours occupy a near-universal place in our imagination. As deeply human metaphors they evolve notions of journey, shelter, hope, and endurance. A simple row boat can carry within it the whole weight of human endeavour; a carefully crafted object setting out into the unknowable mystery of a natural world, the burden of potential held afloat with resilient confidence and endless curiosity.