Previously hosted, Gavin Worth (December 2011) who is self taught in painting and drawing, is also known for his delicate steel wire sculptures that transform graphics into life. Lately he was commissioned by the French town of Matha (somewhere near Cognac and Bordeaux) to create his first large scale sculpture on the subject of THIRST, emphasizing on the importance of water. The sculpture is to be installed on top of a public fountain. Made entirely out of re purposed steel bars, he has made two layers of images: one of a child drinking water and one of an elderly man drinking water, according to the viewers position.
Looking for inspiration in one of his biggest influences Alexander Calder, he tries to approach the mobility of his sculptures, by placing images on different planes, thus transforming emotions into existence.
Take a peak of the making of “Thirst” here: