Hubert Dalwood
Large Object 1959

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Hubert Dalwood 1924–1976
Large Object
Date 1959
Medium Aluminium
Dimensions Object: 762 x 889 x 889 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1960
Not on display

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Dalwood imagined his sculptures as though they were ritualistic objects or artefacts from a forgotten civilization. This work is deliberately mysterious. The title does not help explain its meaning.

Its shape seems organic while its markings suggest some greater significance and the sheen of the aluminium adds a precious quality. Typically, Dalwood has preserved the marks of his handling of the original clay from which this cast was made, giving it perhaps a bodily, even erotic, undertone.

August 2004

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