Untitled

1980

Alison Wilding
''Looking at my sculptures is not always easy. Stalking the work and being drawn into its territory, entering and leaving at any point, is a beginning. An exploration - circular, not linear - of the sculpture through its materials and surfaces, its external and internal spaces, can be a visceral, intellectual or emotional experience. The experience of looking will always be separate from the experience of describing, even if the one will lead to the other.'' - Alison Wilding This piece is made up of two brass foil rectangular bags placed within a roughly circular wall of zinc. The foil envelopes are shaped like ordinary brown paper bags, with a serrated edge along the top.Wilding studied at the Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, and the Royal College of Art in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. She has been shortlisted for the Turner Prize twice, once in 1988 and again in 1992. She uses a wide range of different materials which have included silk, copper, wood, beeswax, galvanised steel, fossils, rubber and paints. Her sculptures often consist of two separate elements which encourage contrasts and comparisons between different materials.
  • Artwork Details: 24 x 131 x 160.5cm
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  • Material description: zinc and brass
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: AC 3097
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