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Our outer, un-natured

Sculpture, 2016

As an enduring symbol of modern international air travel the Boeing 747 took its maiden flight in 1969, the same year Barbara Hepworth cast ‘Vertical Form (St Ives)’. Around the same time Medium Density Fibre board, MDF was first invented as the result of a technical accident in USA.

The form of the airplane window and Hepworth’s pierced forms both provide a protective, nurturing and calming experience but their emotional function is distinctly at odds with that. In disrupting patterns of experience these sculptures combine and contradict as a means to question perception within contemporary material culture.

Other works in this series:

Muted in pinch, Proto-hold

Once Smooth Pressed, Now Pressed Smooth

Slack-Horizontal / Good Sleep

Image Tian Khee Siong

Our outer, un-natured
  • Title: Our outer, un-natured
  • Materials: MDF, paint, cast polyurethane rubber
  • Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 150cm
Our outer, un-natured
  • Title: Our outer, un-natured
  • Materials: MDF, paint, cast polyurethane rubber
  • Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 150cm
Our outer, un-natured
  • Title: Our outer, un-natured
  • Materials: MDF, paint, cast polyurethane rubber
  • Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 150cm
Our outer, un-natured
  • Title: Our outer, un-natured
  • Materials: MDF, paint, cast polyurethane rubber
  • Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 150cm