Hearth Stones by Andy Goldsworthy

Single large boulder designed to be positioned within a fireplace and series of 8 smaller stones positioned in a separate line radiating outwards.


Details

Medium:
Chalk stone & flint
Dimensions:
Line of 8 stones 25.5 x 35.5 x 56 cm; single stone 60 x 80 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £7,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Andy Goldsworthy

Made from locally-quarried chalk, the naturally weathered grey outer surface has been 'etched' by the artist using a flint stone to reveal the white chalk beneath. The large boulder has a rectangular design and the smaller stones a white line that flows across them. One of a number of works made as part of a collaboration between the artist and museum. Intended as a riposte to the marble surrounds of the fireplaces in situ and also inspired by Ben Nicholson 'Still Life - Cerulean' in museum's collection.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Pallant House Gallery 9 North Pallant, CHICHESTER West Sussex PO19 1TJ 01243 774557 www.pallant.org.uk

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