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Oxbridge strut

Barbara Ash

Reference

SAS0132_004

Year

1995

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 31
Length: 37
Depth: 10

Materials

Bronze

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • On a plinth
  • In a case

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This piece was funded and conceived by the artist and was part of a project exploring themes of hierarchies and power.

Thematic/contextual information

Oxbridge strut was part of a project exploring themes of hierarchies and power. I used the peacock for its aristocratic associations and as a metaphor for pride with its imperious and ostentatious bearing. The small person crouches on a line of tower blocks and references the classical caryatid pose of a figure upholding a large overhead structure.

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