Kendrick's bronze sculpture Black Dots demonstrates an exciting ambivalence
between figuration and abstraction, curved and straight forms, appearance
What seems to be a wooden sculpture reveals itself on closer examination
to be a subtly painted bronze casting imitating the cutting marks of
the saw and the speckled timber surface of the cast original material.
The Black Dots of the title seem to stand out from the overall shape
like printing stamps, and are also reminiscent of the pattern on a car
tyre and of an octopus's suction cups. The element placed on the lower
edge like a lever forms a disturbing contrast with the figure, which
overall strives into the vertical. The arrangement looks like a rearing
crocodile from many angles, and like a game with Cubist forms from others.
Tour in the factory premises
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