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Strive to Set the Crooked Straight

Sculpture, 2009

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.

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Photography: Neil Smallbone

'Strive to Set the Crooked Straight'
  • Title: 'Strive to Set the Crooked Straight'
  • Materials: Walnut Veneer, Printed Textile
  • Dimensions: 1.5m x 2.2m x 2.2m
'Strive to Set the Crooked Straight'
  • Title: 'Strive to Set the Crooked Straight'
  • Materials: Walnut Veneer, Printed Textile
  • Dimensions: 1.5m x 2.2m x 2.2m
'Strive to Set the Crooked Straight'
  • Title: 'Strive to Set the Crooked Straight'
  • Materials: Walnut Veneer, Printed Textile
  • Dimensions: 1.5m x 2.2m x 2.2m