About the Artwork
Sarah Lucas’s bronze sculptures Florian and Kevin depict giant marrows, and are among the largest in a long line of bronze casts by the artist. The marrow functions as a symbol of growth, fecundity and the English pastoral tradition – evoking Harvest Festival cornucopias and country fair competitions. Polished to resemble gold and enlarged to monumental proportions, the vegetable is rendered simultaneously monumental and comic, austere and subtly absurd. In title as well as shape, each work is anthropomorphic – implying a body snaking or lolling on the ground. In their majestic stature and smooth contours, these pieces moreover recall the scaled-up casts of Henry Moore – seemingly figurative, and yet suggestive of a host of other organic or natural forms.
Copyright Sarah Lucas, courtesy Sotheby’s and Sadie Coles HQ, London Photo © Nick Turpin
135 x 495 x 250 cm