Table, 2011 Location the Tree Museum Muskoka
This work is Located in Muskoka at The Tree Museum site which is part of the The Precambrian shield one of the Earth’s oldest geological formations, dating back over 2.5 billion years. This ancient rock holds the secrets of our planet’s early years, making it a profound symbol of prehistoric knowledge. Also the Tree Museum is sited on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land, which adds a layer of significance to this table.
The table connects the ancient with the contemporary, showcasing how our understanding of the world has evolved while being rooted in its timeless foundations. I see The Table created from this rock as a metaphor for collective human thought and wisdom. It represents the amalgamation of ideas, cultures, and histories that have shaped our world over millennia.
In 1992, I created a work called Skin at this same location. Latex painted onto the rock and then peeled of. I keep on returning to the site, in 1998/99 I created another work on the site Relic of Memories(1998/199. It is a magical space. Over time water seeps in under the layers of the Precambrian and sections peel off. Table is one such piece of rock.
A picnic table. A place to lie and dream and gaze at the stars