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Aspects of the natural world, geology and engineering lie in combination within Charles Hadcock's work. Finding that the mathematical formulas for shapes observed within the natural world are often the source for solving engineering design problems, Hadcock incorporates these ideas into components for his sculptures. Thus, his direct observation of rocks becomes a source for the surface of his sculptures whilst mathematics comes to the fore in planning how a sculpture may be achieved with multiple castings of a single form. Hadcock prefers to work on his own sculpture rather than rely on production facilities so that the eye and hand of the artist are apparent in every work. 'Investigating Multiple', a solo exhibition in London at Reed's Wharf Gallery in 1996 followed the siting of 'Caesura IV' at Sculpture at Goodwood.

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