In this abstract sculpture, the orange organic line symbolizes knowledge. It emerges from the ground, chaotically reaching upward, striking through the side of the aluminum circle which represents innocence. Hewlett “likes there to be a flow between the artwork, surroundings, and the admirer.”
Can you find the five ships in this sculpture?
Look closely, the strong, tree like base slightly curves as it reaches upward, extending into five branches which support the five ships. The “tree-form” is spiritual for Shaw and he used this rooted motif as well as other symbols from nature in many of his artworks. In this work, you can almost imagine soft waves supporting the bases of these ship forms as they begin to set sail.