Veronica RyanQuoit Montserrat 1998

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Veronica Ryan (born 1956)
Title
Quoit Montserrat
Date 1998
MediumCarrara marble and silicone rubber
Dimensions305 x 1220 x 510 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 2001
Reference
T07770
Not on display

Summary

Ryan made this work while she was artist in residence at Tate St Ives (1998-2000). Asked to respond to Barbara Hepworth’s work in situ, she worked in Hepworth’s studio, using marble which had been donated by the Hepworth Estate. Although anxious not to emulate Hepworth’s work, Ryan found her studio a ‘good environment in which to concentrate’ and felt as if she had found a ‘friendly muse’ there (Ryan, Veronica Ryan – Artist in Residence: Quoit Montserrat, exhibition leaflet, Tate St Ives 2000, p.2). The Cornish peninsula strongly reminded Ryan of the Caribbean island of Montserrat, where she was born and had lived until her family emigrated to the United Kingdom when she was one and a half years old… (read more)

About this artwork

Find similar artworks

Artist

Category

Sculpture (1,940)

Decade

1990-9 (2,838)
society (14,241)
birth to death (658)
death (378)