Geoffrey Bartlett Sculptures

Artwork by Geoffrey Bartlett



Steel, Copper, Stainless Steel

8.5 x 5.0 x 2.5 m

Collection of NewCastle City Council

Bartlett intends to disclose, rather than hide the construction process, believing in providing the viewer with an honest impression of the nature of the structure. Beacon reveals its composition through exposed pop rivets joining the sheets of copper forming the sail, and the rough, purposeful welding evident in the sprocket gear and galvanized Iron cage. By allowing the viewer to share in the nature of the work's joinery, Bartlett invites a greater sympathy with the piece, and renders the underlying form with a veracious clarity.

from Geoffrey Bartlett: The Art of Refinement by Caroline Field 2001