About the Artwork
Movement and the body lie at the centre of the Muamba Grove series and the sculptures are strongly linked with choreography and transformation. The series continues da Silva’s investigations of scale, colour and interactions between the human body, sculpture and nature. The artist identifies each of the sculptures as ‘unrooted bodies’, genderless, neither human nor part of nature but as hybrids that are in a constant state of flux, metamorphosing into something still unknown. Da Silva’s process often involves carving sculptures concurrently and reacting intuitively to the forms as she works into the surfaces of the materials. This process offers an indication of the inseparable link between the body and the sculpture – the artist’s own body becomes entwined within the making of the forms. Da Silva’s use of colour and carefully considered scale contributes to the sense of dynamic and fluid movement.
Courtesy of the artist and Duarte Sequeira Gallery. Photo: © Nick Turpin
Steel, fibreglass, resin, UV paint
177 x 255 x 85 cm, 188 x 320 x 126 cm