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"Untitled", Bath Stone

height 35cm

 

'Untitled' is an abstract stone carving in Bath Stone, approx 32cm x 32cm x 25cm, which I created in 2012. I worked intuitively with what was, to begin with, this rather random amorphous off-cut chunk, in my studio, over a period of about 3 weeks, until I reached a point at which, in my opinion, it was finished. During Somerset Art Weeks (Sept-Oct 2012), it was the focus of many an interesting discussion between myself and visitors to the studio. I really enjoyed the making process, the main challenge of which was to remain open-minded as to the final form the stone would take - quite a symbiotic relationship, if you like - and not to take the work in any obvious or cliched direction. (From many viewpoints this piece appears to be 'about' the sensuous curves of the body, but I wanted to do no more than suggest possibilities). 'Untitled' is currently on display in the First-View Gallery at Stourhead, Wiltshire.