Warrior ; Andrew Drummond; 1980; 2010.69.2


Te Manawa



About this object

While the body of Warrior is essentially a tree branch, Andrew Drummond has connected it with the body of a human by stripping its bark to emulate bone and adding beeswax to look like skin. Gauze wrapped around limbs much like a bandage emphasise the idea of being wounded and being in a process of healing.


Andrew Drummond

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Medium and Materials

willow branch, gauze, wax, leather, freeze-dried kidney, steel base

Place Made

New Zealand


H305xW2560xD870 mm

Subject and Association Description

Drummond is known for making links between the land and the body “…his aesthetic language begins and ends with the body and the land; a broken body, a healed body, an augmented body, and an emotional and physical relationships these bodily manifestations have with the environment.”* In Warrior, a title usually given to a human is imbued upon something that has grown from the land. Immediately this can draw connection between human determination or suffering and the land, and the respect we need to give it because we survive off it. *(Jennifer Hay,” Andrew Drummond Observation/ Action/reflection." Pg 12. Pub Christchurch Art Gallery 2010)

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated, 2010

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Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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