Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Natural Inclinations

Title: "At the hands of the casual sculptor"
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If this was a sculpture, what might we say about it? Well, there is the interesting decision to use two very different materials - rock and wood. The textures of rock are often on the cold side, while the textures of wood add warmth. Both are etched with lines, the flat rock races at the top having almost a grid, while the driftwood has many different, often parallel, short lines. There is the interesting repetition of the arched shape of the rock in the centre left in the arch of the driftwood in the centre. The mass of rock predominates over the mass of wood, but there is a tenuous balance between the two. Overall, the sculpture succeeds in conveying the sense of a dialogue between rock and wood, where each is equal to the other.

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