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Upright is Now

Sculpture, 2011

In a disused Athenian hotel a dark wood and glossy-plastic Deco-style form dominates a small room. Altar-like in its monumental scale ‘Upright is Now’ is made from Ebony veneer, plastic laminate, pigment and Wax. One side of the form presents a semi-circular alcove whilst the other side displays an inlaid sunrise motif. Which way round is the front? Is it a plinth, podium or a corporate reception desk? A thick ellipse of yellow wax has been thrust down against the top edge, as if frustrated by the clean edges and tight joins of a pointless design. The bright wax, half-torn, spills its colour down the inside of the curved alcove. Form does not follow function here; but through functions absence lays the totem.

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'Upright is Now'
  • Title: 'Upright is Now'
  • Materials: Ebony veneer, plastic laminate and wax
  • Dimensions: 1.1m x 1.1m x 1.85m
'Upright is Now'
  • Title: 'Upright is Now'
  • Materials: Ebony veneer, plastic laminate and wax
  • Dimensions: 1.1m x 1.1m x 1.85m
'Upright is Now'
  • Title: 'Upright is Now'
  • Materials: Ebony veneer, plastic laminate and wax
  • Dimensions: 1.1m x 1.1m x 1.85m
'Upright is Now'
  • Title: 'Upright is Now'
  • Materials: Ebony veneer, plastic laminate and wax
  • Dimensions: 1.1m x 1.1m x 1.85m