Thursday, 11 November 2010

Liverpool Biennial – Wooden Crystal, I’m alive and Big Head

Tony Cragg’s sculpture ‘Wooden Crystal’ is one of three of his sculptures that appears in the well of Liverpool Cathedral as part of Liverpool Biennial – the International Festival of Contemporary Art. It is an appropriate venue as Cragg was born in Liverpool.

Made, as the name suggests, of wood, this sculpture is one of three works by Cragg in the Cathedral – the others being in fibreglass and carbon and kevlar.

Cragg says ‘Sculpture is an attempt to make dumb material express human thoughts and emotions’. I’m not sure wood with grain like this could ever be called ‘dumb material’.

This artwork – part of the Liverpool Biennial, an International Festival of Contemporary Art – was designed by Liverpool-born sculptor Tony Cragg.

They are in the well of Liverpool Cathedral.

I’m Alive is made of carbon and kevlar.

Big Head is made of fibreglass.


  1. I would love to have been able to see those in real life - particularly the wood.

  2. Incredible! What a very interesting perspective...artists amaze me.
    (I love the wood grain, too.)
    Your blog title got my attention..."I'm alive..."
    I'm glad.
    ;^) ;^) ;^0

  3. That's interesting. We have a sculpture by Cragg here too which I confess I'm not very fond of (it's a big yellow thing looking like a drainpipe) but these look far more interesting to me.

  4. Guess my comment disappeared...
    I love the white sculpture- the color, and the flow of it is beautiful:)


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