Onepoto

The structures of the land appear to be static and unchanging, but to the land itself they are temporal and in constant motion. The glyphs were carved by an ancestor of one of us and are part of the story of the land. However our conception of time is fundamentally scaled to the human lifespan.

The idea of this work is permeance and temporality to express how the land sees time. Rocks and mountains take on the form of a river of time embedded into the very material of the land.

This series was inspired by petroglyhs carved into the rocks at Onepoto Caves, in the ancient Te Urewere lands of New Zealand.


Cody Ellingham