Courtyard Installation

Recently graduated MA student, Richard Barnes, has installed a pinewood sculpture in an inner courtyard of West Dean House. The carefully designed and constructed piece refers to the courtyard’s resident ornamental stone urn in terms of its form and dimensions, but makes reference to the functional materials of art storage and other protective structures. As it is exposed to the elements, the piece is expected to slowly deteriorate, warping out of shape and away from its correpsondence with the original artefact on which its design is based.