Peter Burke's Large Vessel continues the sculptor's interest with the human body, a central theme of Burke's practice. In this work Burke presents the human form as a product of geometry, precision and rhythm. Large Vessel's contours and hollow form are reminiscent of an ancient funerary urn. Burke's upside down human figure confronts the viewer with a reversal of usual body language and thus creates an immediate sense of curiosity. The horizontal parallel metal rods create a replica of the human body which, despite being individual blocks of matter, are fashioned into a collective order. This process implicitly speaks of Burke's long-standing interest in mass production. The curves and indentations of this sculpture create an ethereal trace ratter than full figuration of the human form. Through the semi-transparent effect of its construction the work is simultaneously spectral, both present and absent in space.