These were made as outdoor sculptures and can be displayed in a variety of ways. Here three of the torsos rest on plinths of different heights, suggesting some kind of hierarchy within the group. They were cast from the earlier plaster torsos and are an inverse representation of each other. The concrete is used to create a sense of weight to the hollow form; the spatial interior has become a series of darkened corners; and the pitted grey surfaces express a sombre tone. This is in contrast to the more light hearted and freer gestures associated with the same works in plaster where they are smoothed out solid white forms. The twisted and contorted steel surrounding and embedded in the sculpture called ‘Entangled’ expresses this introspective mood even further.
View of concrete torsos sited as a group in a rural context
Buoy - Ciment fondu (640mm x 760mm x 280mm)
Concrete Bloke - Ciment fondu (700mm x 1000mm x 450mm)
Open Arms - Ciment Fondu (700mm x 1000 x 450mm) Sited at Hutton in the Forest Stately Home, Cumbria
Entangled - (950mm x 130mm x 900mm)