The Whirlwind in the Thorntree by Anya Gallaccio

Gallaccio found the original piece of wood in a hedgerow in Norfolk.


Details

Medium:
Steel & bronze & silver
Dimensions:
191 x 115 x 210 cm
Art Fund grant:
£19,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
New Art Centre

She liked the idea that this wild, unkempt and uncared-for hawthorn could be given a new life through the direct burn-out casting process, and made into something delicate, elaborate and beautiful. The silver haws at the end of each branch were made with the help of a jeweller. Gallaccio likes the idea that the berries will tarnish making the work change subtly over time.

Provenance

The artist; New Art Centre.

Venue details

Paisley Museum High Street, PAISLEY Renfrewshire PA1 2BA 0300 300 1210 www.renfrewshireleisure.com/paisleymuseum

Entry details

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