Ekorketa - Alexandra Harley
Artist: Alexandra Harley
Dimensions: 74 x 52 x 47 cm
Material: Painted wood
Ekorketa is a sculpture under tension, the lean wood forms poised to spring apart if the connections are broken. The expanded the space between what are already very slender lengths is significant and the airways created through the sculpture are hugely, physically active. The individual forms speed through these airways, bisecting the spaces and occasionally interrupted by dowelling. These small dowels are both uniting the individual pieces and simultaneously hold them apart. The interconnected spaces appear to be contained by the structure of the sculpture, held in by a wonky geometry but actually, the airways are highly fluid, mimicking and working with the taut elements.
Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Sculpture Winner 2021