Anyone who has ever taken an art history class is likely to know that the ancient Greek sculptures originally had been painted. Our modern expectation is to appreciate the beauty of the stone “unadorned”.
Sculptor David Worthington’s current exhibition show cases a series of designs called ‘Experiments in Colour’. Mr. Worthington’s sculptures are of marble with color applied using paint that is more commonly used on custom cars.
“What I wanted to do with the colour was to de-stabilise the stone so that it is no longer purely a marble stone object – there is something else going on.”