Reclining Figure Orange Mark Birksted

22.5 × 28 × 13 inches
57.15 × 71.12 × 33.02 cm
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Ribbons of glossy, brilliant orange steel follow circuitous paths that unwind and intersect gracefully in this abstracted shape of a reclining figure. The seeming effortlessness of the flowing ribbons is belied by the physical process of making this sculpture. The artist bent and curved the long metal strips at room temperature using an anvil before applying this striking colour. Formally trained as a graphic designer and with years of experience, Birksted chose a new creative direction after being introduced to Shayne Dark, one of Canada's most established sculptors. "My hand-bent metal sculptures are a direct response to my frustration of using a computer as a creative tool. I bend the metal at room temperature, using an anvil. The response from this industrial material is immediate. No bend can be undone; there is no ‘undo’ key." ~ Mark Birksted

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