PAUL MUSGROVE There is no question that archaeological sites and artefacts have and can be used as a source of inspiration to create art. Archaeology has I believe always had an intimate relationship with art, it has played its part in periods of artistic endeavour, most recently the early 20th century modern movement, in which it was used repeatedly to form complex artistic responses. In making the glass â€œmenhirsâ€? I am not trying to copy their appearance rather to try and evoke some aspect of their presence for the viewer. The addition of light to what is normally an opaque structure is a quality that only glass could lend to the work. The outer mark making is an attempt to add a human element to the sculptural qualities of the stone forms.
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