Unearthed – A love affair with Kauri
‘Unearthed’ is a story of history, events and change. It began with large stands of kauri trees cut, transported to Auckland, milled and laid as cobbles for Karangahape Road in early 1900’s. Soaked in creosote to withstand trams they were later covered in bitumen.
‘Unearthed’ is composed of exterior slices of kauri that were left by an ingot making process for Headland Sculpture in the Gulf 2017 by Matte Harte and Anton Forde.
In ‘Unearthed’ they experience their final intervention and Barbara has visually documented the kauri journey and elevated them into artistic artefacts that respect this ancient, endangered medium.