Organ, Margaret
In the late 1970s, Margaret Organ began to create a unique body of work by layering paper onto shaped wire. The resulting expressive, abstract pieces occupied both walls and floors. While an injury in the early 1980s prevented Organ from continuing with this demanding work, in 2014 she was able to reconstruct her 1978 work Loop, which currently features in the Arts Council Collection touring exhibition Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1988. Speaking of her work in a publication for the 1981 exhibition Objects and Sculpture at Arnolfini, Bristol, Organ commented that she believed its strength lay in its gentleness, explaining that ‘gentleness in sculpture is invariably far stronger that the aggressive facade of work which has an overt strength.’ Organ has also spoken about the strong emotional and physical relationship she has with her work, pointing out that the size of Loop – for example – was dependant on how far her arms could reach.
  • Artwork Details: 197.5 x 144 x 36cm
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  • Material description: Paper, wire, string
  • Credit line: © the artist.
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  • Accession number: ACC37/2015



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