Buried Gemstone, 2016
Buried Gemstone is exactly that, a large gemstone buried on the headland Sculpture on the Gulf route, the placement known only to the artist. This latent object — a precious stone — presents an encounter between the imagination and the site for the viewer: the headland landscape becomes a field infected by the possibility of the hidden object.
The unseen Buried Gemstone is a counterpoint to the physicality of much of the art on the route. The artist hopes to encourage conversation about the dominance of vision and the role of the imagination in the arts, the way ideas might be buried within objects.
Image: Dane Mitchell
Buried Gemstone Sketch 1, 2016
pigment liner on tracing paper