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Up and under

Barbara Ash

Reference

SAS0132_003

Year

2005

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 18
Length: 21
Depth: 11

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

Up and under was part of a project exploring themes of hierarchies and power. I used the peacock as the protagonist in my bronze sculptures to highlight its aristocratic associations and as a metaphor for pride with its imperious and ostentatious bearing; the associations of splendour and beauty possibly inspiring the English upper classes to display them as pets/mascots and status symbols for their country estates.

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