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Flux (The Runner)

© the estate of Leon Underwood / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Victor Batte-Lay Foundation

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'Flux' is a female torso caught in a running motion. It was the first of a series of works by Underwood made in hand-chased brass. The sheen created by this technique gives a sense of movement and fluidity, as well as giving the artist a sense of virtue by remaining in contact with the object for a longer period of time. The vertical highlights created by the chasing, together with the tubular limbs, combine to give an upward lift, while the freedom of the back foot from the base of the object adds to the sense of movement.

Hollytrees Museum, Victor Batte-Lay Foundation







H 54 x W 63 x D 25 cm

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Hollytrees Museum, Victor Batte-Lay Foundation

High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1UG England

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