Artspace

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

  • Michael Thacker

    ARTSPACE, | 13/09/2014 : 19/10/2014

    “The primary reference point for my sculpture are natural forms such as seedpods, shells, fossils and plant buds, combining this with the geometric construction found in architectural elements and the principles of devices such as pediments and arch-ways. The idea of an inner form plays and important part in my work, a form developing and growing within a hard outer casing to burst forth revealing a new form, unbalancing the original, juxtaposing taut polished geometric forms against roughly textured organic forms emerging from within. More recent work has become more involved with using light within the work, whether the simple act of a gilded area reflecting light to accentuate or using the same principle to create a glow within the centre of the stone with a gilded area surrounding a hidden pierced section allowing light to travel through to illuminate an otherwise shadowed area.”