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Tony Cragg sees physical matter as the fundamental basis of experience. Many of his works consist of numerous components, methodically arranged to reveal the superficial relationship we have with the vast array of things which surround us.

To make this work Cragg arranged miscellaneous objects and materials, collected at random, into a solid, geometric structure. The layering suggests geological strata, showing how both natural and fabricated elements are incorporated into landscapes shaped over time by mankind. Stack demonstrates Cragg’s interest in humanity’s impact on nature through industry, science and technology, as well as the evolution of both organic and man-made landscapes.

March 2004