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Design for Campus Landscape: Ploughed Land and Flowing Water by David West

Design for Campus Landscape: Ploughed Land and Flowing Water by David West
Accession Code: wu0291
Title: Design for Campus Landscape: Ploughed Land and Flowing Water
Date completed:
Medium: Drawing
Location Name: Picture Store
Location Description:

These drawings are preliminary studies for the relief works shown elsewhere in the Radcliffe House lounge and bar. West's aim was to create images carved in wood which depicted the University within its surrounding landscape. He spent time walking the campus, immersing himself in the landscape and taking photographs and making sketches which he used to produce the work back in his studio in Lyme Regis.

These drawings show West in the process of developing the ideas gained through his exploratory observations before carrying out the final carvings.