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Fruits of the Yggdrasil Tree

Sculpture works by Dan Kershaw

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This body of work is an exploration of my own lost native culture. The cogs of the rat race machine grind this quiet birthright out of us yet if you listen it can be heard over the honking horns and busy voices. Some of my ancestry is Viking. I can feel this when I am carving wood and working iron. This is why I have chosen the Yggdrasil Tree as a unifying principle to gather up all the various figurative modes I have adopted.

In Norse mythology, The Yggdrasil Tree kept all of the realms both separate and together and in these realms giants, gods and men were all kept in a situation of non-locality. And so were related by the one tree and yet separated by it. There was a time when we were all indigenous – just because you have an iPhone doesn’t mean you aren’t part of some ancient lineage. We could all stand to be more tribal.

 

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BRAVE art gallery
61 Wellington Street, Longford, Tasmania, Australia

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