Yo Reina & Massa 5

2003
Botticino classico marble
100 x 40 x 100 cm
Edition of 1

As kinetic sculptures Yo Reina and Massa 5 are a playful, fun and humorous duo, specifically designed to be touched, sat upon, spun and interacted with. They are based on the simple form of pebbles and eggs and appear as if, like mushrooms, to have grown or evolved from the ground. They are carved and sanded from blocks of cream Botticino Classico marble, that was shipped in from Brescia in Northern Italy and weigh 4 and 0.7 tonnes respectively. Each piece is specially fitted with steel bearings, which allows them to revolve slowly when pushed. As a pair of little and large "breast-like" shapes, identical in colour and material qualities, they have a strong mother and child relationship, made more poignant by their close positioning. The near perfect roundness of Massa 5 in contrast to its more misshapen larger partner follows this idea, capturing a sense of youthfulness and innocence against its more weathered protector. This hierarchy is also hinted at in their Spanish titles – Yo Reina meaning Queen and Massa - dough. This influence can be sourced from the artist"s seven year stay in Spain. Looking upon and interacting with both pieces as if you were involved in this equation, these sculptures have almost life-like qualities, appearing as mute, inert characters, sitting, watching and nodding as people pass by.

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About The Artist

David Worthington works with a variety of mediums including bronze, tarmac, cement, paint, wax and stone. For several years he has been making wax drawings over a watercolour base, images that frustrate the viewer’s ability to see them clearly. Worthington developed a series of mobile stone sculptures that balance on bearings allowing his sculptures to be manually rotated and interacted with. He is utterly committed to object-making, which he regards as an existential echo and manifestation of physical human existence. He is particularly interested in stone which he responds to in a primal way, referencing our geological history and origin.

David Worthington

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