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MAQUETTE FOR RING OF FIRE. UNIQUE HAND MADE WORK. 1988.

£7,500.00

Aluminium foil, wax, ash, wood. 10cm x 29cm x 5cm hand sculpted aluminium foil – the unique maquette for a series of 13 works cast in aluminium and one in silver (the silver example is exactly like this original with a space for a candle). The tube like structure has stepped ends and a hollowed out hole in the centre to hold a candle.

This is the model for Tuttle’s 1988 piece Ring of Fire, exhibited in his 2002 Memento / cENTER show. This work is effectively a handmade candle holder and a candle has been deliberately melted down to the base while placed in the maquette by Tuttle. The work shows evidence of the casting process but is wholly intact, and may be regarded as a separate unique work due to the intervention of the artist by burning the candle.

There is an original handmade wood and marble plinth which was made by the master caster John Brazenell (to whom Tuttle gave this work) and a custom built plastic transparent case. This can be included with any purchase if desired. Price on Application

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