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Archive 2

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Fine Art: Construction
Artist/Maker: Ward, Simon
Date: 2008
Media/Materials: Porcelain; plywood; mdf; pine
Dimensions: Cast of bird skull: 21.7 cm x 9 cm; blue and white component on twig: 6 cm x 28 cm; blue component on twig: 7 cm x 42 cm x 5.5 cm; box construction: 22 cm x 69 cm x 52.5 cm; ceramic rectangular vessel: 7 cm x 54.7 cm x 8.7 cm; ceramic rectangular vessel: 7 cm x 54.7 cm x 8.7 cm; ceramic rectangular vessel: 7 cm x 54.7 cm x 8.7 cm; coral cast: 7.7 cm x 3.5 cm; double white component: 12.5 cm x 4.7 cm; semi sphere: 3 cm x 6 cm
Classification: Composition - Construction


3 slip-cast bronze boxes with modelled and wheel thrown altered elements. A birds skull; a coral sponge; perforated vessels with driftwood handles.

Artist's Statement
This piece of work titled 'Archive 2' is one of a series of works commissioned by the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock for my first major solo exhibition in Scotland. This work is representative of pieces of my work
awarded prizes in the Korean Ceramics Biennale. The seemingly unconnected items contained in the porcelain boxes, suggestive of a past life/ function make reference to the collection of
objects in the artist's private collection. This work elevates the ordinary tool like qualities to a purely visual level.

Over the past ten years, Simon Ward's work has been primarily concerned with challenging the rolls and contexts of porcelain in both the interior and exterior environments. This has occurred through cross-cultural exchange via residency programmes in japan and Europe, resulting in exhibitions in galleries, museums and restaurants and permentant, site-specific large-scale sculptures.
Object Number: ABDRG2009.1

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