Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Peter Burke sculptures

Today I went to the Victoria Gallery in Bath which is currently showing an exhibition by Peter Burke called Earthworks. His sculptures are made of bonded soil. He uses a variety of soils all found within twenty miles of
Bath, which vary dramatically in colour.
All the works were easily viewable as a whole in the large open room.

Although these forms were quite flat they cast intriguing reflections on the floor.
Identical cupped hands protruding from the flat panels were made in a variety of soils which differed not only in hue but in how they cracked creating greater or lesser fissures.

The exhibition was certainly relevant to the working in a series course on which I am about to embark.

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