Thursday, 13 October 2011

Douglas White, New Skin for an Old Ceremony, 2011

While travelling in East Africa ten years ago, artist Douglas White chanced upon the rotting remains of a dead elephant. "The image of that scene has always stayed with me," he writes. "It was a visceral encounter. Here was a body become landscape, a body both present and absent in which the distinction between the inner and outer had evaporated in the heat and decay." Check out White's uncanny and wonderfully skin-like clay sculptures, inspired by this experience

Douglas White, Song of the Pachyderms II, Clay and steel table, 2011

Douglas White, New Skin for an Old Ceremony runs until 12 November 2011 at Paradise Row, 74 Newman Street, London W1T 3DB. 

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