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© the artist's estate, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth. Image credit: Anna Kunst. Courtesy of Jupiter Artland

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'Nestled in the woodland, quarry brings together three sculptural objects made from concrete and steel: two trunk-like columns that rise from the landscape and a mountainous flight of ruined steps.

'quarry' is Phyllida Barlow's first permanent outdoor artwork. Featuring Barlow's signature textural surfaces, quarry combines materials and structures that evoke natural growth, industrial materials, and elements of decay or ruination. As such, quarry is a perfect representation of Barlow's inimitable aesthetic.

The two rising, trunk-like columns each culminate in their own 'sky frame', an industrial-like structure that looms over the canopy, mimicking the oak and beech trees that grow throughout Jupiter Artland’s estate.

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cement & steel

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