Bronze, steel, concrete. 2019. 192 x 52 x 46cm.
Appearing as a knot forming itself in space, Entanglement first emerged as an element of the painting Blood Knot (2018), from a series of works that explored the painted knot as a symbol/sigil signifying trauma; we digitally extracted the information from the painting and began to re-visit the artwork as a digital sculpture.
Cast in bronze, sitting on worktop steel and weathered concrete - the materials of industry - interior emotional weight is brought into the world as a flowing knot of rope or guts, fleshy, raw metal that exposes the rainbow weld marks of its own making. Off-human hands with mirror-polished fingernails that distort an observer’s reflection, once hand-drawn and now physically tangible, delicately form a loop in a monument to tying ourselves in knots. The piece is titled intentionally to indicate the various interpretations and understandings of entanglement - emotional, physical, material and via quantum theory, where entangled particles remain connected so that actions performed on one affect the other, even when separated by great distances.
The resulting work, Entanglement, is the first sculpture in the UK to combine both PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) casting with 3D printed sand moulds and was presented in a group survey show of contemporary artists pushing the limits of working in bronze (The London Bronze Collection at Squire & Partners, Brixton, London, May 1-13th, 2019).
More information on the process and development of this piece can be found at London Bronze Casting.