Ian Crawley
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Series 1 (South View)
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Series 1 (West View)Insignificant 
Series 1 (East View)Insignificant
Series 2 (West View)Insignificant
Series 2 (North View)Insignificant
Series 2 (East View)
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Series 2 (South View)
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Series 3 (North View)Insignificant
Series 3 (East View)Insignificant
Series 3 (South View)Insignificant
Series 3 (West View)Insignificant
Series 4 (South View)Insignificant
Series 4 (North View)Insignificant
Series 4 (East View)Insignificant
Series 4 (West View)The connectedness of all things (white)The Connectedness of all things (Black)
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Insignificant (Observational drawings)
While collecting raw material of fallen tree branches, tree bark, and soil etc, for my sculptural work, I was drawn to a number of cuttings made from bushes and trees that were discarded at the gardens edge. Unlike my other choice of raw material these pieces had a completeness of form that I found quite beautiful. However, it seems their beauty had been deemed insignificant by virtue of a pair of pruning shears.

During the following summer when it became too hot in the studio to work on my sculptures, I decided to make these cuttings the subject of a series of observational drawings.

I set myself the task of observing and recording the cuttings from four viewpoints; North, South, East and West. In an effort to understand the nature of their beauty, I chose to isolate each cutting by mounting it on a stand and placing it in front of a neutral background.

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