Sculpture (M56)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Sculpture

Made in

London

Date

1994

Materials and techniques

Found elements from foreshore near Blackfriars, Southwark: rusted metal, flint accumulation, pebbles, ceramic fragments, cement medium, sealing agent. Ceramic fragments. Sticking elements together.

Dimensions

length:  33cm
width:  29cm
height:  27.5cm

Object number

M56

Category

  • Sculpture, Robert Cooper, 1994, Crafts Council Collection: M56.

Maker's statement

I wanted to be an archeologist but found the academic aspects daunting. So in my ceramics I echoed and paid homage to the past. It is the persistence of things and their personal histories which I repsond to, the integrity of objects, though thier function is superceeded it is still apparent in the piece. I want a feeling that the pieces could be from a future archeology, accessbile yet intangable, a diary of some hand in some action formed for connection with the present user.