‘Cardinal Points’ is a sculpture of contradictions... Borrowing humour from Hogarth, geometry from Leonardo da Vinci and a title from Seamus Heaney’s poem “Vitruviana”. The figure shows perfect geometrical proportions but questions our concepts of beauty, and shows contradictions in size, form, aesthetics and orientation.
Casting in silver suggests a feeling of lightness in opposition to the heavy form and gives the work its own rich beauty.
Silver photographs by Steve Russell