"Typical of my current practice, 'Manlet 3' consists of a plaster sculptural form contextualised by a decorative element and furniture-like bases made from walnut and screen-printed panels. I am interested in the way different primitivist traditions, here appearing as organic abstraction on the one hand, and print pattern and decoration on the other, can be combined in order to reflect and perhaps interrogate one another. Further relationships such as that between sculpture and furniture or applied arts also interest me. Principally these interests revolve around the paradox of a sculpture's autonomy. This autonomy is on the one hand necessary in order for the sculpture to generate its own terms of engagement, yet it also remains an impossible dream, considering the absolute interconnectedness of all orders of form, especially when viewed through the prism of an artwork."
- Artwork Details: 196 x 55 x 40cm
- Material description: fibre reinforced plaster, screenprinted MDF board, walnut base
- Credit line: © the artist
- Accession number: ACC11/2012