Cartesian Oar for Lao Tsu's Stream
74″ × 20″ × 12″
Since the late 18th century, those in the West have been persuaded to use the scientific/rational model to engage in the deciphering of our world. With this in mind, I have explored both the rational and the intuitive modalities that we use in decision-making, with particular regard to existential questions. I am interested generally in the proclivity to use one over the other, and more specifically, how the intuitive has been relegated to a secondary position within our culture.
A large oar cut into three sections supports the wooden box. Inside the box, which is filled with water, is another oar cut into nine sections.