Caesura IV

1995
Cast iron
51 x 39 x 30 cm
Edition of 5

This monumental sculpture is realised in cast iron, poured in an industrial foundry. Composed on a modular system of identical plates, made to the mathematical rules of the Golden Section, the proportions are based on the artist's body height. Caesura: a cut or pause in the form, is composed in two sections, both portions of a skin which if they were to continue through their prescribed arc, would join in a sphere, like parts of the skin of an orange.

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About The Artist

Transformation and process play a major part in Charles Hadcock’s work. He often casts polystyrene packaging in bronze in order to repeat this consumer culture and highlight the inherent tautology to bronze-casting and our commodified world. In addition to this he casts and highlights nuts and bolts usually found in nineteenth century engineered bridges, which draws attention to this facade usually concealed and hidden from view. Hadcock gives the underside of his sculptures equal importance with the rest. Because of Hadcock's abiding interest in engineering and industrial processes, he prefers to work with industrial companies rather than fine art foundries. This is due to the anonymity factory made items permit and industrialist quality of cast iron only found in traditional utilitarian factories.

Charles Hadcock

Born: 1965