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Del Kathryn Barton I take it down to the flow

bronze, acrylic-painted MDF plinth

190 x 75 x 55 cm

I take it down to the flow every time I step into the studio. To do the work I need the abstract, expansive pulse of the brain-space in utter connection to the feeling-self. And all this sensation held somehow by the energy-matter of our physical self, which, in my experience, is more mutable than we have been led to believe. This shiny one looks up and outwards; she knows how to stretch, command and move her being!

Del Kathryn Barton, 2020