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