- Leonardo Drew born 1961
- Object: 610 × 610 × 200 mm
- Presented by Toby Clarke 2012
In 11 2L, many hundreds of small pieces of wood are densely packed to form a rough square. Their irregularity maintains a sense of the organic within this carefully structured grid. In N u m b er 185, long slats and logs protrude from a central grid, suggesting the force of nature disrupting the constructed world. Drew weathered and painted the wood used in these works to make them appear salvaged and charred. He describes ‘becoming the weather’ in his process of transforming the wood, emphasising our interconnectedness with forces larger than ourselves. Drew numbers his works rather than giving them descriptive titles. This allows viewers to create their own associations with their forms.
Gallery label, November 2022
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