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Clark made a series of geometric, hinged-aluminium sculptures which she titled ‘Creatures’, for which this is a working maquette or model. They were originally intended to be manipulated by hand, so that the sculpture offered multiple possible forms that could only be determined, and thus the work completed, through the participation of the viewer. This aspect of the work, highlighted by the organic nature of the title, indicates how the interpretation of art as lived-experience, emphasising sensory or bodily derived knowledge, became increasingly important for Clark.

May 2012