About the Artwork
Houshiary’s sculpture ‘String Quintet’ comprises five spiralling stainless steel ribbons that appear to unravel from the ground, rising at different wavelengths, intertwining and weaving gently upwards. The changing daylight animates and dissolves the sculpture’s fluid ascent. The sculpture exceeds the limits of its material form by replicating itself in shadows: spidery boughs mimicking metallic limbs in an endless dance of light.
Copyright the artist, courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London. Photo © Robb Mcrae
cast stainless steel
500 cm high