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Title

Green rise

1983

Artist

Alison Wilding

England

07 Jul 1948 –

  • Details

    Date
    1983
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    slate, copper
    Dimensions
    58.5 x 10.0 x 28.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, London 1985
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    177.1985
    Copyright
    © Alison Wilding

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  • About

    This work is typical of Wilding’s exploration of the nature of surface and balance, employing traditional sculptural materials such as wood and metal. Often two or more of these materials are used in one work to provide contrasts of texture, weight, light and hue. Their natural states are altered to achieve a sense of uniformity. 'Green rise' explores the concept of visual balance. Speaking on the sculpture Wilding has said: “Making it was like making sense of shadow rather than making sense of the thing casting the shadow”. Wilding regards these small wall pieces as “a quick way of getting things out” and in some respects they are like maquettes or details of larger pieces. The artist attempts to express the pleasure and the anguish associated with particular surfaces. In the savage and tender cutting, carving and smoothing of each element, she explores the potential energy and richness of materials.

    Art Gallery Handbook, 1994.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications