Helen Rockel - New Zealand Artist

Weaving the Net

“We begin our life by weaving a fishnet. We end our life before finishing it. We're always weaving a net and forever fixing it.”

~ Pagou Ram


"This basic requirement for survival in a remote tribe is an apt metaphor for an engagement in any life lived anywhere, where each of us works steadily with the weaving, shaping and mending of our lives. In the series “Weaving the Net”, I extended the metaphor further by using fish and other objects to represent the harvest of our endeavours. We harvest things unique to our own experience as well as working with age-old experience."

~ Helen Rockel, 2005

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