Sculpture: Corpus
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Cast Bronze sculpture on the theme of evolution,being and mortality
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Ludovik Boden Sculpture: Corpus
I've been working for the last ten or so years on several interlinked sequences of bronze sculptures, developing techniques for casting and constructing pieces that use repeated symbolic elements and simultaneous multiple scales to reflect on the nature of being human.
This sequence started as a series of geometric shapes being constructed out of casts of bones (an attempt to concisely visualise a refutation of platonic idealism of absolute form and hence attack the posibility of any absolutist position in our analogue, material world). It has since migrated into a more general, eliptical attempt to evoke the nature of living beings as being temporary agents embedded in over-arching intricate, dynamic, evolutionary lineages, unlinked to ideology or over-all grand plan or purpose. Processes that rely on the consecutive passage of finite, mortal individuals into attenuated strings of related beings. So yes, concerning death, but with the sunniest view of death possible; as a necessary condition for the next instance of life and hence the whole shebang.
          "And now I see with eye serene
          The very pulse of the machine;
          A being, breathing, thoughtful breath
          A traveller betwixt life and death"
          W. Wordsworth "She was a phantom of delight"
 
Circle (2006) Bronze, Height: 3cms Width: 21cms Depth: 21cms

Cube (2005) Bronze, Height: 12cms Width: 12cms Depth: 12cms
Helix (2005-7) Bronze, Height: 13cms Width: 13cms Depth: 64cms 
 
 
Wond'rous Machine (detail) (2011) Bronze, Height: 13cms Width: 13cms Depth: 192cms
 
Wond'rous Machine (2011) Bronze, Height: 13cms Width: 13cms Depth: 192cms
 
Wond'rous Machine (detail) (2011) Bronze, Height: 13cms Width: 13cms Depth: 192cms