2003
Botticino classico marble
124 x 214 x 242 cm
Edition of 1
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Originally part of a duo, Yo Reina is an interactive work, which encourages viewers to interact with its sensuous encounter through touch and physical play. Based on the simple form of a pebble or egg, the infallibly smooth surface is an example of aesthetic imperfection. The form has been perfectly carved to present a formal beauty, which is important to Worthington’s practice and his ongoing interest in object making. The misshapen form of Yo Reina reflects its place in the wilderness at Cass Sculpture Foundation; left abandoned and alone after its former pairing with accompanying sculpture, Massa 5. In Spanish Yo Reina means Queen and Massa; dough — an influence from the artist’s seven–year stay in the country.

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About The Artist

David Worthington works with a variety of mediums including bronze, tarmac, cement, paint, wax and stone. For several years he has been making wax drawings over a watercolour base, images that frustrate the viewer’s ability to see them clearly. Worthington developed a series of mobile stone sculptures that balance on bearings allowing his sculptures to be manually rotated and interacted with. He is utterly committed to object-making, which he regards as an existential echo and manifestation of physical human existence. He is particularly interested in stone which he responds to in a primal way, referencing our geological history and origin.

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