Neo Forms (2016)
A set of garden statues wrapped for the winter take on a new sculptural identity. Visitors are left to imagine what subjects and symbols lay hidden beneath their protective veil. Their gestures and form only hinted at, the careful binding giving definition to their new shape.
In situ of Waddesdon Manor’s gardens, these new white forms are unexpected but not uninteresting. The functional draping unintentionally parallels the stone carved draping often found on these types of sculptures. I question perhaps whether, they actually draw more attention in their winter guise. Their concealment or absence, opens a space for contemplation, while also allowing an appreciation of their new forms.