Exhibition 9 August to 12 October, 2003
Ursula von Rydingsvard builds cedar sculptures, which range from small works, reminiscent of tools or domestic objects to large-scale walls and environmental installations.
A Psychological Landscape represents work especially made for exhibition in the Butler Gallery. Von Rydingsvard found it an exciting challenge to create new work for such a distinctive space.
“Essentially all of the large pieces, ‘stairs with floating skin’ and ‘bowl with mounds’ are brand new and have never been exhibited before. In part the impossible passage ways of the castle, forced me to make these new larger pieces that break up into sizes that can actually fit through the castle doors. Both of these works were made for those rooms at the Butler Gallery. Obviously the only important thing is that it presented an opportunity for me to make new work and to reach out to a place that goes off on a tangent in relation to some of my past work. And the opportunity is what felt most exciting.”