By Trent Jansen
Broached Monster Collection – Pankalangu | 2017
Tasmanian wallaby pelt, plywood, copper, stainless steel, French leather, polyurethane foam and PVC
80H x 77W x 73D (cm)
31.2H × 30W × 28.5D (in)
Price Available Upon Request
The underside of the Pankalangu Arm Chair is lined with scales made from Tasmanian wallaby fur and copper. Wallaby fur obscures the copper scales in its pile, until the light catches these copper highlights and exposes its insect like body perched above four moth inspired legs.
According to Western Arrernte story telling, pankalangu is a territorial being that lives in the scrub and is completely camouflaged in the desert and bush. Pankalangu can only move with the rain, and is made visible when the rain that falls on him is caught by the light, defining his form in a glistening silhouette.
Originally commissioned by Broached Commissions.