Thinking About Things
We Can’t See
A conversation with Tony Cragg
By Jan Garden Castro
From plastic bits of detritus orchestrated into almost-geometric form to meticulously choreographed, shifting compositions rendered in wood and bronze, Tony Cragg has turned sculpture on its ear. His work has pushed the medium in new directions, and his experiments with materials continue to evolve, expanding notions of sculpture’s unseen, inner energies and values. The linear dimensions inside a sculpture, in its silhouette and shadows, play an increasingly significant part in his explorations. Works like the “Figures of Thought” series use plywood layers to create lines that disappear into the interior of each piece...see the entire article in the print version of November's Sculpture magazine.
Elbow, 2011. Wood, 300 x 102 x 398 cm. Below: Red Figure, 2011. Wood, 236 x 240 x 68 cm. View of work installed at the Louvre.