Mary-Louise Browne

Ouroborus

Ouroborus by Mary-Louise Browne

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Ouroborus shows Mary-Louise Browne’s ongoing

interest in language and representation. Referencing

a mythical serpent that consumes its own tail, the title reflects the self-reflexive and cyclical relationship of this sculpture’s text. The sequence of gilded words begins with ‘Dead’. Each subsequent word is created by changing one letter: Dead becomes Head; Head becomes Herd; Herd becomes Here . . .

Title
Ouroborus
Artist/creator
Production date
1990
Medium
gold leaf on carrara marble
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1993
Accession no
1993/13
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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