header Eric Neighbour

Motherboard 1993

Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, Ontario
I was asked to create a carving that reflected a symbiosis of nature and science. During the carving, small caverns were hollowed out and computer parts were set in - as if the wood had grown around technology.

As I was burnishing linseed oil into the freshly sanded sculpture, a New York tourist departing the Science Centre, saw my work glistening on its side and exclaimed: "Such a Chullah!"

600+ people helped carve this work.


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  • Computer hard drive inset
  • Computer motherboard inset
History of the Wood
Wood came (discounted) from Stella Jones, Ontario.

Wood saved from becoming a hydro pole.


Special thanks goes to the following:

Ontario Science Centre