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‘When you’re sailing, you’re definitely in balance with nature: the sea and the sails and the wind and the elements, you’re part of that mechanism where you’ve got a rudder, a tiller, and you can adjust your human condition to keep the balance right.
A bicycle’s a good example of equilibrium as well and a glider, once you’ve got it up in the air, is in equilibrium, beautifully. A rowing boat with rowers: equilibrium again. And birds are very much the patron saints of equilibrium.’
Wyllie wrote extensively about the concept of equilibrium, a more harmonious relationship between people and the planet, calling for a more natural way of living, free of the constrictions of big money, the hype, the conceit and all that stuff. He referenced in particular, the work of Alfred Jarry the pataphysician, and German artist Joseph Beuys.
steel, stone & ink
H 67.5 x W 25 x D 20 cm
signed on lower leg: GW 1991
on stone: equilibrium / stone / air / under / standing