AboutTo celebrate the work of female sculptors the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea present Sunset, a new work by Almuth Tebbenhoff FRBS in Napoleon Garden Holland Park W8.
The inspiration for Sunset came from The Book of the Book published by Sufi scholar Idries Shah in 1969, it contains the riddle âWhen you realise the difference between container and content, you will have knowledge.'
Sunset attempts to momentarily capture one of the greatest natural mysteries. Using the sculpture as both container and content it invites us to ponder our physical and spiritual relationship to the immense power of nature, to matter and form.
Much of the energy and concerns of Tebbenhoff's work flow from a personal history of growing up in a recently war-torn Germany where millions of men and women had perished or were displaced in the two wars with her family being no exception. She left her home, a farm in a remote corner of North-West Germany for London when she was 17.
Each action of cutting, welding and grinding the structures and surfaces is ever-evident and reflects all the knocks and hurts which define (and sometimes distort) the human condition and point to the fundamental mystery of the work's invisible content.
Napoleon Garden, Holland Park, London, W8 6LU from 1 May to 3 November 2014 from 7.30 am until 30 minutes before dusk. Accompanying Exhibition in the Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London, W8 6LU from 28 April to 1 May 2013 from 11am to 4pm.
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