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27/11/2017 3:07:09 p.m.Virginia King - Phantom Fleet Vessel I

 The delicate and filigreed vessel form suggests boat hulls and empty seedpods, associated with water and land. The installation on the Glasshouse lake makes reference to migration, endurance and loss. It alludes to immigrant's deprivation and abandonment. The levitating vessel also refers to rising sea levels and the urgency of addressing global warming. Surrounded by the elements of air, earth and water and exposed against the surface of the lake, the vessel become archetypal forms, evoking ancient mythologies,echoes of departure, survival and hope.

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