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Object Type: Fine Art: Construction
Artist/Maker: Ward, Simon
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.
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.
Object Number: ABDRG2009.1