SCOTT HOCKING

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  -- Recent Installations and Photography Projects --
  Massa Confusa 2017
  RCA 2016
  Babel 2015-2016
  Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) 2015
  Signs 2015-present
  Narcissus Incorporated 2015
  Lot Circles 2014-present
  Rustic Sputnik 2016 / Rusty Sputnik 2013
  Coronal Mass Ejection 2013
  The Egg and Michigan Central Train Station 2007-2013
  Mercury Retrograde 2012
  The End of the World 2012
  The Quarry / Steinbruch 2013
  The Secrets of Nature 2012-2014
  Garden of the Gods 2009-2011
  Tartarus 2011
  Triumph of Death 2010
  Sisyphus and the Voice of Space 2010
  New Mound City 2010
  Ziggurat and Fisher Body 21 2007-2009
   
  -- Ongoing Detroit-Based Photo Series' --
  In The Strait Of The Crimson Nain 2007-present
  Detroit Nights 2007-present
  Shipwrecks 1999-present
  Delrazed 2007-present
  Holes 2007-present
  Trees 2007-present
  Memorials 2007-present
  Detroit Wildlife 2007-present
  The Mound Project 2007-present
  Bad Graffiti 2007-present
  The Zone 1999-present
  Cast Concrete in the Auto Age 2008-present
  Mid Century Modern Playground Sculptures 2007-present
   
  -- Other Installations and Photography Projects --
  Roosevelt Warehouse and the Cauldron 2007-2010
  Fountain of Youth Vending Machine 2008-2010
  Lao Zhu and the Flour Factory 2009
  Detroit Midden Mound 2008
  RELICS 2001-2016
  Tire Pyramid 2006
  Animals 2006
  Icelandic Saga 2006
  Scrappers 2000-2004
  Found Slides 2000-2004
  Pictures of a City - Detroit 1997-2006
  Alchemical Works 1997-2006
   
   

 

The TRIUMPH OF DEATH AND THE BREAKING WHEELS OF LIFE is a site specific installation and photo project in the Australian bush, created during a monthlong residential grant at the former home of artist Arthur Boyd, now called the Bundanon Trust. Based on the appearance of Breaking Wheels in the paintings of Pieter Breughel the Elder (Triumph of Death, Christ Carrying the Cross), Arthur Boyd's connection to Brueghel, the location of the site being known as Haunted Point ('but no one knows why...'), the Aboriginal history in the area and rumors of the nearby Ridge, the deadly Shoalhaven River currents and tides, the Buddhist Wheel of Life, my Quixotian quest curse, and a photograph of Sidney Nolan mounting a dead horse.
...along the amphitheatre trail, past the sign post, under the fallen Banksia, over the dead tree, right at the crossroads, past the termite mound, left at the lichen rock log, through the gum gates, past the snake tree, along the ridge, first at the cliff cairn, between the cave and the portal tree, 4 breaking wheels and the triumph of death. at the end of the paddock, near the old river fence, the dead horse stands. past snake mountain and the sacred stone circle, at end of the cedar trail, in the bush of haunted point, up the hill, the stone dolmen old man of the mountain wombat rock sits at the head of the ridge spine...

Bone Barrel

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

Triumph of Death

 

 

 

 

Cliff Cairn and Gum Arm

 

 

 

 

Mounting A Dead Horse

 

 

 

 

The Old Man of the Mountain

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life and the Snake Tree

 

 

 

 

Bone Shore

 

 

 

 

River Tracks

 

 

 

 

Tower of Babel

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life and Portal Tree

 

 

 

 

Dusk

 

 

 

 

Love

 

 

 

 

Smoke

 

 

 

 

Magpie to the Gallows

 

 

 

 

The Ridge Path

 

 

 

 

Stick Mound

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life and Portal Tree

 

 

 

 

Wombat Rock

 

 

 

 

Night Falls

 

 

 

 

Bone Barrel at the River

 

 

 

 

River Bones

 

 

 

 

The Bone Cleaner

 

 

 

 

The Poor Mangey Wombat and the Willow

 

 

 

 

The Skull

 

 

 

 

The Bones

 

 

 

 

The Gum Gates

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life and the Snake Tree

 

 

 

 

Rain Delay Cave

 

 

 

 

The Cliff Cairn

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

Hungry Cave

 

 

 

 

Fire

 

 

 

 

Lichen Rock on a Tree Stump

 

 

 

 

The Gum Gates

 

 

 

 

The Majestic Termite Mound

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

The Trapped Tree Troll

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life with Crutch

 

 

 

 

Post Vaulting

 

 

 

 

Post Tree

 

 

 

 

Post Gathering

 

 

 

 

Quixote's Lance

 

 

 

 

Quixote's Target

 

 

 

 

The Full Moon

 

 

 

 

Dawn Fog

 

 

 

 

The Bone Barrel

 

 

 

 

Bone Barrelling

 

 

 

 

The Horse

 

 

 

 

The Sacred Stone Circle Mound

 

 

 

 

The Walking Gum

 

 

 

 

The Stone Dolmen of Haunted Point

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

The Paddock of Haunted Point

 

 

 

 

The Black Forest of Haunted Point

 

 

 

 

Final Night

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

The Red Bellied Black Snakes of Death

 

 

 

 

Breaking Wheel of Life

 

 

 

 

After the Rain

 

 

 

 

The Stick Tree

 

 

 

 

The Head of the Ridge

 

 

 

 

Wombat Skull

 

 

 

 

The Dead Horse

 

 

 

 

With The Dead Horse

 

 

 

 

You Can't Lead a Dead Horse

 

 

 

 

Sydney Nolan Mounts a Dead Horse

Desert 1952 - photograph, Sydney Nolan

 

 

 

 

Article comparing Boyd's Mining Town to Breughel's Crucifixion of Christ

 

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Map to Breughel's Breaking Wheels of Life and Triumph of Death