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Gill Gatfield

Not I
2011
1 ft 1/4 in. H x 1 ft W x 3 1/5 in. D
Limestone

Formed in moleanos limestone from a Portuguese quarry - located at the antipodes to New Zealand - Not I renders a paradox of presence and absence. It has no back or front, top or bottom; only sides. The work is simultaneously and equally not 'First', 'One', 'I' and 'eye'. The missing text is outlined in stone and created in shadow. Finalist, National Small Sculpture Prize 2011 Exhibited: National Sculpture Prize Exhibition 2011, Waiheke Island NZ; Sculpture on the Peninsula 2011, Canterbury NZ