Eightfold (abstract sculpture) by sculptor Ian Campbell-Briggs


(Abstract Sculpture)

The sculpture is made from individually cut chain links cut eight different ways then welded back together. I became interested in using chain to make sculpture as it is a modular form which comes in various gauges. To make a flowing form it became apparent that the links needed to be cut into or deconstructed. The links were cut at set angles and set shapes along the torus form. Then through intuition the link fragments were reconstructed therefore producing a form which seems to have grown organically, an open serpentine form. The sculpture has been allowed to rust naturally. The title makes a reference to the eight divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path. Therefore, the divisions derived from the original torus or chain link form correspond to those eight. The sculpture was exhibited at the Kaleidoscope Gallery.

Mild Steel

H 40, W 70, D 30cm

Royal Society of Sculptors