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Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Sculpture Collection
Object Type: Sculpture
Artist/Maker: Corrigall, Roisin
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Gray's School of Art
Date: 2010
Media/Materials: natural wood
Dimensions: overall: 310 cm; overall: 1118 cm; overall: 650 cm
Awards: RGU Photography and Electronic Media Purchase Award

Description:

three tree branches, twigs removed, with one curved side cut flat through the bark. Flat side has the markings of inches and centimetres (not to correct scale) scanned from an office ruler and applied by means of an adhesive transparent film. Degree Show Purchase Prize 2010
Artist's Statement:

“A geographical purist would say that, with very few exceptions, very little new has been discovered: all that has happened is that people from one place have announced that other places exist, thereby confirming a suspicion long held by those who inhabited them”
Fergus Fleming and Annabel Merullo

I have always wished that those who came before us had left a little more for us to discover. In their hurry to explore the world they took away its mystery. Throughout this year I have gone on a journey of rediscovery into the stories and tales left behind by those fortunate enough to discover first hand what the world had to offer. The foundations of our understanding of the world were developed by these pioneers, the first steps of science, the growth of technology and how we measure the unknown. I found tales of courage, invention, deception and wonder, driving all this, the human desire to understand everything.


largest branch 117cm long and 8cm diameter at broadest point.
Object Number: ABDRG2010.511.1-3