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Climb
Climb

© the artist. Courtesy of TJ Boulting. Photo credit: Nick Turpin

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'Climb' was made from the inside out. The sculpture is an obelisk made inside a tall wooden column filled with nearly three tons of wet clay. Starting at the base of this structure, the artist physically dug her way upwards through the centre of the material, leaving behind a vertical tunnel. The surface of the clay inside was marked by imprints of her knees, feet, elbows, fingers and hands as she worked her way up. Once the artist reached the top of this column of clay she cast the tunnel she'd made in a mixture of plaster and acrylic. The cast, which turned the negative space left by her actions into a shape, was then excavated out from underneath the remaining clay. Only then was the sculpture revealed for the first time, like a photograph developed from film.

Date

2012

Medium

Forton MG, steel & urethane foam

Measurements

H 366 x W 61 x D 56 cm

Accession number

EC3A_SINC_CLIM

Acquisition method

on loan to Sculpture in the City, 2019–2020

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

TJ Boulting

Custodian

Sculpture in the City

Access

at all times


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Located at

Mitre Square,

EC3A 5DQ