Vortex IV at Rochester Cathedral (abstract figurative sculpture) by sculptor Ian Campbell-Briggs


(Figurative and Abstract Sculpture)

The sculpture is part of a series of four. This sculpture is formally related to Fallen IV, Vortex II and Mandorla. It draws from the constructed planar wing form of Fallen 4 but two are brought together vertically making a Vesica Piscis or Mandorla shape. The wing forms are made of welded steel rod clad with corrugated steel. They twist around each other forming a type of conical volute capped with a red sphere on which the modelled terracotta figure stands. The sculpture was placed in the oldest part of the Crypt dating from 1080. Exhibited at Rochester Cathedral.

Terracotta, Resin and Steel

H 79, W 30, D 30cm

Royal Society of Sculptors