© Paul Ford 2020
A traditional function of sculpture is to monumentalise and this work places one monument inside another.
The metaphor could be interpreted as somthing about preserving a sense of community in a sterile enclosure.
If pressed I would suggest the work was inspired in part by the phrase "the hand is the cutting edge of the mind" from Bronowski's 'Ascent of Man' and my earlier happy childhood playground, St George's churchyard in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Lead, Perspex, Glass and Plaster
2.0 x 0.70 x 0.70 metres approx, 1998
Collection of the artist