Jeremy Wafer (1953 - )
‘Spindle’, 2004

reinforced fibre resin, 400 x 30cm

Jeremy Wafer’s sculptures are austere celebrations of traditional African forms and topography. However, he resists providing direct links to these sources and instead views his works as distillations of varied references to decorative elements of utilitarian forms, objects of adornment and patterns from nature and the landscape. The calm yet assertive presence of these unusually large new sculptures is characteristic of Wafer’s contemplative and considered aesthetic. The colour and textures of the surfaces will vary from cast to cast but will range from pale cream through to dark red, Wafer’s distinctive earthen hues. These particular works can be laid on the ground, or mounted horizontally or vertically on a wall. Approximately six resin casts will be made, each slightly different.

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