Laurence Edwards

CURRENT PROJECTS | GALLERY ARCHIVE | DRAWINGS | PUBLIC COMMISSIONS | PORTRAITS | TEXTS | CONTACT | BIOGRAPHY

CREEK MEN | WORK IN PROGRESS | STUDIO CASTING | VOYAGE TO SNAPE | IN SITU AT SNAPE MALTINGS

 

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‘Creek Men’

This series of works started in 2007. The first figure was made in clay in the studio and cast into bronze. The surviving clay sculpture was repaired and worked on again; he too was cast into bronze and so on. Effectively the evolution of the figure being cast at every stage. The intention being that the clay will never be destroyed, just continually evolved. Eventually a number of these ‘Giants’ will populate a landscape, each acknowledging the other in their history.

In the meantime it is planned they undertake journeys in contrasting landscapes. In June they were floated on a large raft, and taken up the river Alde to Snape Maltings for the Aldeburgh Festival, where they floated on tidal mudflats in front of the Maltings, rising and lowering with the tide.

Future journeys are planned for the Thames and the Hudson, Manhatten Island, New York in 2009/2010.

Please click at the top to see more of the Sculptures, and click on ‘Studio casting’, and ‘Voyage to Snape’ and 'In Situ' to follow the progress of the project.

For more information a book is being launched in March 2009, contact the artist through ‘Contacts’