‘Strange Fruit’

Nz Sculpture OnShore 2010

Constructed of 3890 small metal tags, each with a pomegranate image on it.

Strange fruit is created in response to New Zealand’s military involvement in the Vietnam War At the time of the Vietnam War the term “shell Shock was changed to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) the work, hung in a tree is made up of 3890 military dog tags one for each New Zealander that went to Vietnam