Single large boulder designed to be positioned within a fireplace and series of 8 smaller stones positioned in a separate line radiating outwards.
Hearth Stones by Andy Goldsworthy, 2002
© The artist
- Chalk stone & flint
- 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:
- 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.
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