Denis Mitchell 1912-1993
T01480 Cauca 1971
Polished bronze, 7¿ x 47 x 3¿ (19.3 x 119.4 x 8) on a base, 2¿ x 11¿ x 5¾ (6 x 28.2 x 14.6).
Presented by Mrs Marjorie Parr 1971.
Exh: Marjorie Parr Gallery, October 1971 (18, repr.).
T01480 is the first cast in an edition of five. The second is in a private collection; the others have not yet been cast. The artist made the sculpture by building up the rough form in plaster, and having it sand cast. At this stage the solid block of bronze was larger than the finished work. Mitchell gradually filed, grinded and sandpapered the bronze until it was the intended form. The name derives from the river in Colombia, where Mitchell gave a lecture tour in 1970…