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Vessels

Alex Tedlie-Stursburg

Reference

SAS

Year

2018

Materials

cement and bottle tops

Number of Components

4

Current Location

Lochearnhead

Transport Requirements

Van

Suitable Locations for the Work

indoors, outdoors, freestanding

About the Artwork

The sculpture series "Vessels" was developed for the exhibition Holy-Wave (a part of Glasgow International 2018), exploring the relationship between the art object and the spiritual object, and as a spatial reflection of Glasgow's Laurieston Arches. Produced in residence at Glasgow Sculpture Studios this series of 4 independent sculptures seeks to mimic the formal makeup of backyard "grottos", manufactured landscape formations made to house spiritual objects, often produced from concrete and adorned with found objects. As sculptures "Vessels" seek to abstract from their ultimate purpose and stand devoid of the spiritual objects that might inhabit them. Cave like in nature the works focus on the of the base "grotto" form and the materiality of both the concrete and found objects that adorn it's exterior.