Orbit – Arm Sculpture (2018.4)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Orbit – Arm Sculpture

Date

2016

Description

Arm sculpture formed by a continuous strip of curled silver with matt texture.

Materials and techniques

This unique work was sand textured by rolling mill and free-sculpted by hand after an initial shaping around mandrel. It was made from 100% post-consumer recycled silver sourced from Capella Refinery who was also the first refinery in 2011 in the world to refine Fairtrade Gold.

Dimensions

height:  15cm
width:  14cm
depth:  12cm
length:  220cm

Object number

2018.4

Category

  • Orbit - Arm Sculpture, Ute Decker, 2016. © Ute Decker. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.4.

  • Orbit - Arm Sculpture, Ute Decker, 2016. © Ute Decker. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.4.

  • Orbit - Arm Sculpture, Ute Decker, 2016. © Ute Decker. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.4.

Maker's statement

Orbit is one of Ute’s signature works. It is typical of her style, playing with volume, empty space and movement until the choreography of the architectural lines and the dynamic curvatures are distilled into an evocative sculpture. Orbit is aimed to be worn in many different configurations, the wearer can choose where to enter the arm which will determine the shape of the overall piece becoming hence a unique and almost participatory work.

Ute Decker, 06 April 2018