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Joseph Walsh

Gestures Sculptural Bench

2022

Ash, Ebonised

227.5 by 121.4 by 133.5 cm. 89 1.2 by 47 7/8 by 52 1/2 in.

Unique, signed and plated

Price upon request

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Joseph Walsh
Gestures Sculptural Bench

2022

Ash, Ebonised

227.5 by 121.4 by 133.5 cm. 89 1.2 by 47 7/8 by 52 1/2 in.

Unique, signed and plated
Catalogue Note

‘Gestures’ has emerged over the past three years, beginning

with charcoal sketches which Joseph Walsh translates into scale model studies in

wood. Wood is cut into layers, rebuilt and then carved to create an uninterrupted

sculptural form. Finally, the works are finished in ebonised black, a process

that references the original charcoal sketches.

 

In combining the design and making process, Walsh explores the tactility

of form, applying the technique of lamination to create singular expressive

bold lines. Of his practice he explains, “There is no rush to create the perfect

piece. It’s more about creating a set of circumstances where I can achieve a perfect

rhythm. I think that’s when something really special emerges. In the studio,

each day is new: ideas evolving, techniques developing and pieces emerging.”