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Adeline de Monseignat





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 170
Length: 212
Depth: 50


Steel Tube and Velvet Skin

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This work was commissioned by Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery for a show on the japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi, March 2021.

Thematic/contextual information

‘Wither’ is a sculptural installation comprised of 6 steel rods which offer a sequence that implies the process of withering of a stem. It could also be read as a universal cycle of ageing in human beings starting off with a straight strong spine that curls onto itself over time only to resemble the object we ourselves use in old age - a cane. It sometimes seems we echo the objects we use. ‘Wither’ aims to address the main principles of Wabi-Sabi philosophy whereby beauty lies in the imperfect.

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