Glynn Williams

Morning

1987–8

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Not on display
Artist
Glynn Williams born 1939
Medium
Ancaster weatherbed stone
Dimensions
Object: 458 x 965 x 2235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1988
Reference
T05216

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Williams began his career as an abstract sculptor, but at the end of the 1970s turned to carving figures from a variety of English stones. After a series of upright monolithic figures, Williams executed some carvings that 'hugged the ground', of which Morning is a significant example. This sculpture was not made by direct reference to the nude model. It exercises a certain amount of licence with the forms of the figure. However, the work was inspired by Williams awaking one morning next to his wife 'in much the same pose as the sculpture'. He liked the fact that the composition incorporates both the front and back of the human figure.

Gallery label, August 2004

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