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Alison Wilding

Rising

Plinth

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Limited Edition Sculpture


About

Driving her car one day, Alison Wilding was listening to 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.

Since then '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.
"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" - Alison Wilding

Alison Wilding, 'Rising', 2001

Cast acrylic with pigment

 

Limited Edition

 

 

Cast acrylic with pigment

Limited edition of 35

Published by The Multiple Store

16 x 12 x 16.5 cm

2.7kg 

 

Click and Collect

Due to the value we advise this specific item is collected from Bedford House, 125–133 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JR. 

However additional shipping arrangements can be made by emailing felicity.souter@culturelabel.com

 

 

About the Artist

Alison Wilding, RA, is one of the UK's most respected sculptors.

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