STRIVE TO SET THE CROOKED STRAIGHT
The neckerchief, being something worn by workers, artisans and craftsman is suggestive of the social idealism of artists and utopian visionaries such as William Blake and William Morris.
In ‘Strive to Set the Crooked Straight’ a three meter red neckerchief acts as a focal point – its up-scaled informality distorts perceptions of other works in the show creating an anti-monumental statement. Two walnut sculptures on which the printed fabric is presented appear as though separated halves of a large rectilinear object such as grandiose deco-style doorway.
Materials: Walnut veneer, printed textile
Dimensions: 150 x 220 x 220cm
Materials: Paint, cut rubber, wood, gesso
Dimensions: 220 x 100 x 40cm
BEFORE THE FALL
In ‘Before the Fall’, two semi-elliptical curved ‘T’ sections are enveloped by the clean, sharp lines and edges of decorative plaster cornicing – creating a dialogue between the crafted and industrial form – the Romantic and the Rationalist gesture
Materials: Plaster, cut rubber, wood, paint
Dimensions: 320 x 250 x 250cm