Tunnel and Pyramids 1972


Tunnel and Pyramids

Catalogue raisonné no. 301

Artist's CR 288



COR-TEN steel

80.5 x 34.5 x15 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

This sculpture presents an extraordinary and classic profile from all viewpoints. It stands like a sentinel or watchtower on its platform of snow. This is an archetypal form, dynamic, stable, timeless: its actual size is difficult to gauge. Many modern sculptors have used space (the negative shapes between the solid forms) as a very positive and essential element in their sculpture. The slender, inverted, lance-shaped space within Tunnels and Pyramids has a crucial role to play in any reading of the sculpture. It changes shape as the viewer moves, continually creating new forms and stimulating new associations. Like Laing’s Division sculpture at Carrbridge, this work has strong figurative suggestions.

Timothy Neat, Sculpture in the Highlands: Landmark and Glenshee, exhibition catalogue, The Landmark Sculpture Park, Carrbridge, 1980, p.26