Roger Hiorns ‘Youth’ exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield, 2013.
Although not fire related Roger Hiorns also made one of my favourite ever artworks, ‘Seizure’. A converted council flat in Southwark, South London which I saw in 2008. Filled with crystals of copper sulphate it was both beautiful and putrid.
Perhaps my enthusiasm is also related to comparisons with a favourite book, one I have read several times, ‘The Crystal World’ – J.G. Ballard, (1966) On the cover is a section of ‘The Eye of Silence’ by Max Ernst, 1943, (full image below).
Stephen Cripps Studio experiment at Butlers Wharf 1977
Stephen Cripps ‘Cripps at the Acme: Drawings & Performances’ The Acme Gallery, London, 1980. Photo: Rita Harris/Jonathan Harvey
This drawing was sourced from the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, follow the link to the Stephen Cripps archive.
Roger Ackling’s work is made by channelling sunlight through a magnifying glass to scorch wood.
Installation view at Ingleby Gallery.
Urs Fischer – What if the Phone Rings – 2003 – Wax, pigment, wick
Untitled (Candle) – 1999 – Fiber cement, candles
Untitled – 1997 – Cut-up pallet, household candles
Bed – 2000 – Wood, zinc phosphate paint, clay, acrylic glass mirror, mattress, bedding, canvas, wood glue, screws