Brancaster Chronicle No. 70: Anthony Smart Sculptures

The George Series No. 14, 2018-2019, H65cm

The George Series No. 14, 2018-2019, H65cm (all sculptures in mild steel and not in chronological order)

 

13th April 2019, the artist’s studio near King’s Lynn.

Taking part: Anthony Smart, Anne Smart, Robin Greenwood, Sarah Greenwood, Charley Greenwood, Hilde Skilton, Mark Skilton, Alexandra Harley, Noela James, Richard Ward, John Pollard, Emyr Williams.

 

 

The George Series No. 17, 2018-2019, H49cm

The George Series No. 17, 2018-2019, H49cm

 

The George Series No. 16, 2018-2019, H64cm

The George Series No. 16, 2018-2019, H64cm

 

The George Series No. 15, 2018-2019, H65cm

The George Series No. 15, 2018-2019, H65cm

 

The George Series No. 13, 2018-2019, H58cm

The George Series No. 13, 2018-2019, H58cm

 

The George Series No. 12, 2018-2019, H62cm

The George Series No. 12, 2018-2019, H62cm

 

The George Series No. 11, 2018-2019, H48cm

The George Series No. 11, 2018-2019, H48cm

 

The George Series No. 9, 2018-2019, H44cm

The George Series No. 9, 2018-2019, H44cm

 

The George Series No. 8, 2018-2019, H66cm

The George Series No. 8, 2018-2019, H66cm

 

The George Series No. 7, 2018-2019, H57cm

The George Series No. 7, 2018-2019, H57cm

 

The George Series No. 6, 2018-2019, H55cm

The George Series No. 6, 2018-2019, H55cm

 

The George Series No. 5, 2018-2019, H66cm

The George Series No. 5, 2018-2019, H66cm

 

The George Series No. 4, 2018-2019, H61cm

The George Series No. 4, 2018-2019, H61cm

 

The George Series No. 3, 2018-2019, H63cm

The George Series No. 3, 2018-2019, H63cm

 

The George Series No. 2, 2018-2019, H55cm

The George Series No. 2, 2018-2019, H55cm

 

The George Series No. 1, 2018-2019, H65cm

The George Series No. 1, 2018-2019, H65cm

4 comments
  1. Nick Ashton said:

    Tony, I like the way that these works are opening up and becoming more loose. They seem more relaxed and there is evidence that you have taken more risks in your approach.

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  2. tony smart said:

    Nick…thank you for taking time to look
    I appreciate your thoughts and take them as a positive.

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  3. Noela James said:

    The more I think about Tony’s concept of ‘volume’ the more it makes sense to me in relation to his work. I can understand it in relation to music in the sense that it is the silence between chords and sounds, the important connections within a piece of music. ‘Volume’ suggests more specific, sculptural, physical presence than ‘space’ in my mind, (I could even apply this to painting). The ends of passages of steel in the works are ready to connect and link through to other pieces throughout the sculpture, thereby creating a wholeness. I feel all the sculptures express this wholeness in different ways, 14,16,7,6, are the pieces that seem to demonstrate the ‘volume’ or ‘silence’ within them very clearly to me.

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  4. tony smart said:

    Noela
    thanks for that

    What you have said,suggests that you have interpreted my ‘punt’ in your own way …great.
    For me ‘fluid volume’ is hopefully one of many imaginative ways of bringing space and material together ,always with an eye on a ‘new’ three dimensionality
    Robin of course is right, in that the old use of ‘volume’ is object based.
    For new Abstract sculpture,the elements of sculpture of which volume is only one, need rethinking and their combinations reinventing……..continuously.
    Love ‘the silence’

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