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Portal

  • Alan Bond's Portal, Dawn

Portal

2012 – Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 – Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire

The work is a description of the essential elements of a classical ruin. This version arose as an outcome of negotiations with custodians at the Scottish National Gallery. Technical requirements restricted the concept that I originally had. The talks were fruitful however helping to refine the piece and allowing me to say with assurance that the piece is a response to the neo-classical tradition of the building.

It was later re-shown in the landscape the Wiltshire Downs where, in spite of the obvious discrepancies, it looked a more authentic and romantic ruin.