- Ply, steel, strapping, roots from drowning pine trees along the Avon Heathcote Estuary (New Brighton)
- Purchased 2020
- 3000 x 2200 x 400mm
When the February 2011 earthquake struck Ōtautahi Christchurch it changed the structure of the land, flooding the roots of the pine trees along the New Brighton shore with fatal doses of salt water. Melissa Macleod collected the roots of these slowly drowning trees, and after cleaning them and applying a beeswax coating, she stretched them taut over circular frames in diminishing dimensions. Installed on top of each other like oversized garden sieves, each pattern intensifies and complicates the next, until they resemble arteries, a network of waterways or a disrupted city grid.
(Die Cuts and Derivations, 11 March – 2 July 2023)