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Stone (Butch)
Stone (Butch)

© the artist. Photo credit: Nick Turpin, courtesy of Sculpture in the City

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'Stone (Butch)' is part of a body of works exploring the terrain of the Queer body in the landscape and was created by plaster casting directly in crevices in natural rock formations at Godrevy Point (St Ives Bay, Cornwall). This 'sculptural void' makes physical a negative space created by the power of the sea. 'Stone (Butch)' considers a 'raincoat layer' of the body exposed to external forces inspired by lesbian and trans activist Les Feinburg's novel 'Stone Butch Blues' in which the oppression of lesbian, trans and butch and femme identity is laid bare. This sculpture embodies a space that is shifting and fluid, reclaiming a natural space for Queer and Butch identity from a history of being deemed 'against nature'.

Sculpture in the City

London


Date

2021

Medium

Corten steel, jesmonite & paint

Measurements

H 220 x W 130 x D 156 cm

Accession number

EC3A_SITC_STON

Acquisition method

on loan to Sculpture in the City, 10th Edition, 2021–2022

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

The artist

Installation start date

2021

Installation end date

2022

Access

at all times


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Sculpture in the City

London, Greater London England

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