Tim Scott b. 1937
T01212 Dulcimer 1961
Wood, fibreglass and glass, 36 x 36 x 120 (91.5 x 91.5 x 305).
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Gytha Trust) 1971.
Exh: Whitechapel Art Gallery, June–July 1967 (2, repr. in colour).
T01212 comprises a series of 4 low-lying forms resting on the ground and separated from each other by 4 vertical sheets of glass which arc joined together at right angles, and which divide the work into five spatial sections. The shapes approximate to geometric forms—a rough sphere from which a segment has been removed, a segment, a halved cube, a disc.
The artist told the compiler on 21 March 1972 that an important feature of T01212 was the sequence of shapes and the contrast between the sharply defined and the curved forms. Yet the sculpture also confronts the spectator as a massive whole, for the collection of forms seems to be enclosed completely together…