Andrew Lord

biting

1996–8

Artist
Andrew Lord born 1950
Medium
Ceramic, epoxy, gold leaf, encre de Chine and oak table
Dimensions
Object: 705 x 470 x 450 mm
object: 747 x 440 x 440 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with assistance from the Karpidas Family (Tate Americas Foundation) 2013
Reference
T13854

Not on display

Display caption

Lord uses clay to create what he calls ‘process sculptures’. His earlier works employed fairly conventional ideas of making ceramic vessels through a use of modelling or pressing and squeezing, but this two-part work explores the relationship of the body to the act of making. He works to objectify gestures that might communicate the senses, as biting is a physical act that also communicates taste. He has explained how using his body as a tool ‘became a way of identifying and isolating senses and sensations and a way to assemble a catalogue of my physical self, a record of my physical memory.’

Gallery label, September 2016

Explore

You might like