Diver

1991
Bronze
258 x 150 x 76 cm
Edition of 1

Diver is in keeping with Drewett's dark and visceral work that seeks to draw attention to human fragility. The arching form of the piece is almost contorted and possesses an uncanny sense of the monstrous as a result of its quasi-human characteristics. However, this is juxtaposed with the elegant form of the piece that seeks to spirit itself away. The piece details the spine which has become something of a leitmotif in Drewett's work and is evident in sister pieces such as Around Man (1991). The spine is significant for Drewett as it is, as she has said, “without any definite sex whilst being the main supporting structure for most creatures - and for most objects.”

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About The Artist

Working mostly in bronze, and recently in steel, Eva Drewett uses the human form to convey a powerful message, not a unique notion in itself, but with a vision that is wrought by some of the harsher realities of life. The forms she finds within apparently limited means are confrontational, sometimes terrifying, and with a presence that cannot be ignored. Whilst delving into mankind's collective psyche, she explores the form of the head or torso with astonishing skill and an uncanny insight into human frailty.

Eva Drewett

Born: 1957

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