Alexandra Bircken

Unit 1 (and detail)

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Unit 1 (and detail)
Alexandra Bircken
Unit 1 (and detail)
2008
Coated aluminium, aluminium rods, polyurethane foam, fabric, wool
Frame: 140 x 220 cm Base: 80 x 185 cm
Embedded and held aloft as if on a weaver’s loom, lowly materials such as found tree trunks, slices of Styrofoam, building offcuts and thin cloth swatches (seen in Unit 1, Unit 3 and Unit 4, all 2008) are reincarnated as a new kind of artwork, twisting traditional painting and sculpture into icons of vernacular art and craft.

     
 


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