Title of Piece:
As slowly as the crocodile walks
Artist:
HUSTED, Mary
ID Number:
2942
Acquisition Number:
724
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Artist Notes:
This substantial work by Mary Husted was shown in the 50th Anniversary exhibition of the Welsh Group at the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff, in 1999. Her constructions are explorations of light and perception, using mirrors, glass, artificial illumination, pigment and reflective surfaces. She is fascinated by the changing conditions of light, and the ways in which it affects our perceptions of the physical world, and our own place within it. Everything we see is conditioned by light as the medium of sensation, and we can be entranced by the changing qualities of light on static objects. Her works are magical boxes, in which the illusion of space is created by light. She says, ‘What I try to do as an artist is not to imitate what I see, but to find means to recreate the sensations which experience of the world produces.’ Gift of the artist
Town:
Treforest
Location of Art:
University of South Wales (Oriel y Bont)
Buyer:
Gift of the artist via Dr Peter Wakelin
Medium of Art:
mixed media on timber, mirrors, glass and twigs 1997-8
Dimensions:
220.0 x 90.0 x 39.0
Year of Purchase:
2002
Copyright Notes:

Mary Husted