About the Artwork
Aurora was made using a tank which was originally a floating buoy used as an anchoring point for ships in the ocean – it came from a naval salvage dealer In Portsmouth. Anthony Caro fell in love with it brought it to the studio where it sat for three years before he finally formed it into a sculpture. He had never used anything so large or volumetric before. The two elements at the bottom were rolled elements to make them feel like waves. He tried several colours before his painter wife Sheila Girling eventually came up with the idea of that vibrant red.
Courtesy of Barford Sculptures. Photo © Nick Turpin
Steel, painted red
265 x 523 x 308 cm