Gwyther Irwin Forests of the Night 1963

Artwork details

Artist
Gwyther Irwin 1931–2008
Title
Forests of the Night
Date 1963
Medium Cardboard on board
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 762 x 1073 x 25 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1963
Reference
T00613
Not on display

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As a child, Irwin was intrigued by the movement of the sea and the gradual erosion and dramatic rock formations of the North Cornwall coastline. His collages and paintings reflect his continuing interest in the rhythms and arrangements evident in the natural world. Working with carefully selected materials such as 'shredded, five-ply black cardboard', Irwin simulates the repeated patterns and fluidity of organic form. He explained, 'I am and always have been in thrall to the process of very gradual change.'

August 2004

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