Pillars of Civilization

Civilisations have been defined by the materials and technologies at their disposal at any given time - From the copper to bronze to the iron ages - to the age of silicon that will in time be replaced by nano-materials. In this triad of sculptures, I look back to the ancient styles of Indian sculpture and something similar to Assyrian, and place our oldest materials, clay on a material that we've only had for centuries, steel. Perhaps iron and steam ushered in the industrial age, and steel allowed us to reach new heights and oil new speeds. But at what cost has our material mastery become our own undoing?


Exhibited during the solo exhibition, The Reconstruction



Pillars of Civilization (2018).
Sculpture. Unfired stoneware, iron H-beams, cement.
150x290x120 cm

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