Richard Deacon
For Those Who Have Ears #2 1983

Artwork details

Richard Deacon born 1949
For Those Who Have Ears #2
Date 1983
Medium Wood and adhesive
Dimensions Object: 2730 x 4000 x 1100 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1985
Not on display

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The organic curves of Deacon's sculpture were inspired by parts of the human body. The title is taken from the Biblical phrase 'He that hath ears to hear let him hear' and relates to Deacon's interest in the way eyes, ears and mouths channel our perceptions of the world. The sculpture also resembles forms found in nature, echoing the shape of a hilly landscape. The oozing resin and rings in the wood are reminders that this material was itself once alive, and part of nature.

August 2004