Megalith, Still (Revisited)

Dust. a short film by Sian Lewis

 
 

About Megalith, Still

It all started with...Ted Hughes' poem The Horses. This piece of writing has long been an important reference point, to which Andrew Lacey has regularly returned.

An edge-of-dawn journey on foot through the woods allows a glimpse at the horses, standing – unaware of the viewer's presence – against the lifting sky. In the artist's words, the poem's importance is strongly associated with;

"The moment of realisation that you are the one being watched, being observed from afar and that for all your quiet, stillness, you are never beyond nature, never out of sight or indeed un-sensed by life’s energies. Here the horse waits watching in the quiet of the dawn, a meditation on what it is to properly observe the world" - Andrew Lacey

About the work: Megalith-Still (Revisited) is a new large-scale sculpture worked in lime plaster, over a twig and branch armature, and now ready to commission for bronze. Please enquire via the form at the bottom of this page, for further details.

And I saw the horses:
Huge in the dense grey - ten together -
Megalith-still. They breathed, making no move,
with draped manes and tilted hind-hooves,
Making no sound.
I passed: not one snorted or jerked its head.
Grey silent fragments
Of a grey silent world.
— The Horses, Ted Hughes

 

Megalith-Still (Revisited) is a new large-scale sculpture worked in lime plaster, over a twig and branch armature, and now ready to commission for bronze. Please enquire via the form below for further details.

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