For a young artist, Alistair Lambert has a substantial number of successful commissions to his name. The slates that make up this powerful sculpture, had a previous life as the Marquette for a piece commissioned by Lord Carrington for his garden collection. That piece also explored geometry and featured in an article in Country Life. 10% of all Alistair`s sales go to Amnesty.
"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful." Sir Roy Strong
Its fantastic, I have spoken to the artist today to congratulated him on his work. Its in place in our garden and my family are soooooo thrilled with it, he certainly is a clever guy and very talented. I know we will get many more positive comments throughout the summer and can only say a very big thank you for the opportunity to own something that we would not think of having.... [Read more]
Mrs D. Radford, Tring, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.