Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Concrete Collaborations: The Love Monolith

The Love Monolith © Concrete Editions, Gary Breeze, letter cutter, sculptor, De La Warr Pavilion,West Dean College, Beehive Yard,Caen limestone

The Love Monolith © Resolve An intimate survey of work, Concrete Editions, Gary Breeze, letter cutter, sculptor, De La Warr Pavilion, West Dean College, Beehive Yard,Caen limestone

Gary Breeze,The Love Monolith © Resolve An intimate survey of work, Concrete Editions, letter cutter, sculptor, De La Warr Pavilion, West Dean College, Beehive Yard, Caen limestone

The Love Monolith

The Love Monolith collaboration with Gary Breeze originates from a desire to create a stone carving on a domestic scale. It is inspired by the idea of entwining two names as a love token – highly personal and individual.

Gary studied at Norwich School of Art followed by an apprenticeship with letter carver and sculptor David Holgate and then as an assistant to Richard Kindersley, before setting up his own workshop in 1993. Gary has completed numerous major public works and commissions, including lettering at the New Scottish Parliament and the Bali Bombing Memorial, London.

The Love Monolith has been carved from Caen limestone, quarried in northwestern France - the same material that the Norman’s brought over to build Norwich Cathedral in the eleventh century.

Gary modestly describes the material as easy to work – he has cut the entwined letters with a handsaw, mallet and chisels. Using these traditional techniques he has produced a beautifully eloquent and poignant work with a contemporary resonance.

Price on application, made to order
info@garybreeze.co.uk



Thanks to the De La Warr Pavilion for the location shoot




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