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Galactic Fossil by David Partridge

Galactic Fossil by David Partridge

Partridge's use of nails harks back to constructivist art of the 1920s in which non-art objects and materials were utilised in novel and sometimes controversial ways. In this work he exploits the subtle interplay of light and shade to create texture and movement. The imagery in his work was often influenced by rock formations and, as in this case, fossils; he also often alluded to his experience as an ultralight aircraft pilot and Galactic Fossil could be seen as drawing upon an aerial view of a landscape.