Sculpture

UFO

Date

2007

Materials

Botticino Marble and turing mechanism

Dimensions

Height 40cm diameter 120 cm

Many people on seeing my pebble sculptures said a UFO had landed. So I decided to make one. The UFO is such an iconic shape of the 20 Th Century. But we do not know what they look like. My favorite is the one from the 1996 Mars Attacks, which streamlines some of the more clunky 1950s UFOs. My interest in the motif and the genre is the overlap between Science Fiction imagery and Modernism. My belief is that Modernist sculpture influenced the forms developed in Sci Fi from robots to flying saucers, and like wise late 20 th c art has been informed by the genre. So this sculpture is about pop mas culture and the development of fine art. The sculpture is interactive and turned manually and sat upon.