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Alison Wilding: Rising

Alison Wilding: Rising

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Edition of 35

Research into the design and construction methods of the first atomic pile revealed an object which echoes the stepped and pyramid structures of ancient civilisations. The title – Rising – partly alludes to the semi-concealed red disc at the base of the object.

Despite being cast in acrylic in a state-of-the-art pressurised autoclave, the pigmentation of each object is, by contrast, mixed by hand, ensuring that no two can be identical and that chance has a part to play in the final artwork.

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Driving her car one day Alison Wilding was drawn into a radio play about the scientists who were working on the first atomic pile in 1942. In conditions of high security and extreme secrecy, the pile was constructed in a disused squash court in Stagg Field on the University of Chicago campus.

The play started me thinking about the pile – what did it look like – what was its scale and why did it take that particular form. Curiosity about the pile within the squash court within the campus was the starting point for the sculpture.

Since that time Rising has undergone several transformations. Research into the design and construction methods of the first atomic pile revealed an object which echoes the stepped and pyramid structures of ancient civilisations. The title – Rising – partly alludes to the semi-concealed red disc at the base of the object.

Despite being cast in acrylic in a state-of-the-art pressurised autoclave, the pigmentation of each object is, by contrast, mixed by hand, ensuring that no two can be identical and that chance has a part to play in the final artwork.

Additional Information

Weight 2.7 kg
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 16.5 cm
Edition Size

35

Materials

Cast acrylic with pigment

Date

2001

One of the most respected British sculptors, Alison Wilding was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1992. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy in 1999.

Recent solo shows include: Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain (2013/2014); Deep Water’, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2013); ‘‘How the land lies’, New Art Centre, Salisbury (2011); ‘All cats are Grey’, Karsten Schubert Gallery (2010).

Alison Wilding’s work is held in many international collections including Tate Britain, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Musée de Beaux Arts, Calais, France, Arts Council England, British Council, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, Henry Moore Institute and the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see http://www.karstenschubert.com/artists/26-alison-wilding/works