Untitled Cast Form #R1215 (G98)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Untitled Cast Form #R1215
A Very Tall Polished Sculpture
Vertical Sculpture R1215

Made in

Stroud

Date

2004

Description

Triangular shaped column with one side cast and polished to give a blue green surface. The top is cast and polished. The two sides are very smooth glass.

Materials and techniques

Optical crystal (BK7), copper powder for patina. Kiln cast glass by lost wax technique, ground polished and sandblasted.

Dimensions

height:  54cm
width:  25cm
depth:  16cm
weight:  21.5kg

Object number

G98

Category

  • Untitled Cast Form #R1215, Colin Reid, 2004, Crafts Council Collection: G98. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Untitled Cast Form #R1215, Colin Reid, 2004, Crafts Council Collection: G98. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Untitled Cast Form #R1215, Colin Reid, 2004, Crafts Council Collection: G98. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

After long envolvement with natural forms and materials I was exploring materials that had been worked on by human hands in the past and eroded by weather and time. I was fortunate to be given access to the outside of Gloucester Cathedral which was being restored and took silicone moulds from high on the building. I am intrigued by the link to craftsmen of long ago whose hands formed the stone. It evokes unknown lives and makes a link across the centuries. The piece is cast in optical glass for the clarity and purity, lack of distortion and retractive properties which give it inner space as well as outer form.