Saturday, November 26, 2016

Richard Tipping - Everlasting Stone #14 - Speaches

Speaches, 1979. Black granite, engraved text, silver paint and gold leaf. Font by John Glasson, stone mason, Adelaide. Dimensions approx 20 x 60 x 18 cm. Collection of the artist.
Sweet talk - speeches/peaches - poetry and song entwined through melody. 
The 'S' is a graphic elaboration of the way a capital 'S' is drawn in the copperplate script which I learned at school in the 1950s; and feels like a musical clef floating free of its stave.

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