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Two vessels 2004

from Folded series

Pamela Rawnsley (born 1952, Devon, England, UK)

Two vessels
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Copyright: Copyright The Artist; Photo: Mike Davidson, Positive Image / Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

Silver is Pamela Rawnsley's first choice of material, but she also works in a variety of other metals. Her designs are a response to the Welsh scenery that surrounds her studio and her inspiration can come from numerous sources - from the play on water and light on a rock, to the geology and physical formation of the terrain. These visual references are captured in sketchbooks, refined and then translated to 3 dimensional forms. Some are fleeting glimpses, others are long established, speaking of enduring and unchanging landscapes. This pair of vessels from Rawnsley's Folded series exemplify her strongly shaped clean-cut forms. The dense red-stained copper vessel acts as a foil to the subtle tones of its silver partner. They lean into each other, but also lean out, creating and revealing hidden spaces

Acquisition Details

Acquired from the artist, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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