The Craft of Art

Above:
THE CRAFT OF ART
2011 – 2014
120 x 120 x 200 cm
Plaster with wooden plinth

In The Craft of Art Adrian has used identical casts of a life-size sculpture to create, through slight alterations, two opposing works called An Allegory of Death & Destruction and An Allegory of Life & Creation. The works reflect upon Liverpool’s changing character over time, highlighted by the portrayal of renowned local model Sue Lee, who has Chinese and Scouse ancestry, and of rubble scavenged from the Victorian buildings in Liverpool that were built as the city expanded and are now being demolished as it regenerates, a process that has divided local opinion.

The related photographs, taken by Alan Mckernan, depict the craft involved in making the sculptures.

Below:
THE CRAFT OF ART: PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES WITH ALAN MCKERNAN
2011-2014
60 x 25 cm
Inkjet prints