Alan Bishop, Pick me up - touch me, feel me... (ART & OBJECTS 2023)
I would argue that the tactile response to a work is as important as the visual. We love to touch objects around us - trees, large rocks, furniture and sculpture. It is as if there is some kind of energy transfer that we seek. This small piece (around 180mm long) was made to be picked up, to be held and to be felt. As a result, the piece has no formal mount. Instead it has a slightly irregular dish shape that provides a home for the work. Carved from Mango, with a base of ebonised Jacaranda.
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