About the Artwork
The rough dimensions of the two stretched rocks that make up Burial are approximately the length of an average-ish elongated, horizontal human body. The hollow forms of the rocks, positioned as if in a mourning procession, are similar in form to upturned sarcophagae. The sculpture imagines these sarcophagae as exoskeletons, hollow hard shells made to hold soft bodies whilst they are changing state. The rocks were cast from lumps of concrete the artist collected from London demolition sites as evidence of the changing materiality of the city. Made from Corten steel, their forms appear strangely organic, despite having been produced by the technological and industrial processes of scanning, stretching, milling and casting.
Courtesy the artist and Konrad Fischer Galerie. Photo: © Nick Turpin
Sand-Cast Corten Steel
Dimensions variable (each rock 80 x 107 x 237cm)