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 Archway I and II

Kathryn Hanna

 Archway I and II

Kathryn Hanna





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 60
Length: 60
Depth: 30


Jesmonite, Activated Bronze

Current Location


Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • On a plinth
  • In a case

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Created for 'Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities' solo show exhibition at the MacLaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, 30th July - 16th October 2022. This exhibition explored religious consciousness, what it means to be ‘sacred’ and how the word ‘religion’ can be misinterpreted. Inspired by the writings of archeologist André Parrot, scholars Carlin A Barton and Daniel Boyarin. Exhibited as part of Visual Art Scotland's exhibition 'NORTH', Inverness Creative Academy 2nd - 21st December 2022.

Thematic/contextual information

The archway, is an architectural feature which appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC, in ancient Mesopotamia. Here the arch is representative of the support in family structures. This artwork uses two arches to represent the supportive structure of family and was influenced by sculptor Barbara Hepworth, particularly her work ‘Mother and Child’ (‎1934).

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