Slightly larger than lifesize, I'm Not an Object stands full square, in the controlled stance of an ancient Greek kouros. Her legs are together, but one arm is extended. Her fragmented upper limbs recall classical statuary unearthed from the ground in Greece or Rome. But while the rendition of the woman is apparently simple, it is many faceted and extremely contemporary. One piece of drapery elegantly ripples round her form, highlighting the three colours naturally present in the stone. The effect is sensual and at the same time monumental.
Extraordinarily tactile, this beautiful sculpture is carved from Ancaster Weatherbed Limestone, one of the hardest stones in England, typically bi- or tri-coloured and filled with tiny shell fossils. The entire sculpture is highly polished and stands on a bevelled plinth cut from a contrasting dark grey stone.
A full-time stone sculptor in the Cotswolds, continuing the skills, traditions and origins of stone sculpture, Martin Cash uses predominantly British stone to carve one-off pieces. Nothing matches the durability, feel, elegance and exclusivity of stone sculpture. Martin resists making copies of his work in other media, preferring that each sculpture is a unique artwork that will last for generations.
More of this talented, self-taught sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Materials: Ancaster Weatherbed Limestone, for display indoors or outside
Dimensions (approx.): H:184cm, W:66cm, D:25cm; base W:37cm, D:24cm
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