Your Weakness

2004

Rothschild, Eva
The work of Eva Rothschild references art movements of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Minimalism, and is also informed by the contemporary aesthetics of protest and spirituality. Her sculptures are traditionally made using a range of materials such as aluminium, leather and wood. She is concerned with our physical experience of sculpture, as well as ways of looking at it. She explains: ‘The ideal way to look at art is to be permanently confused’. Your Weakness is made from ebony and oak, consisting of two black cone shapes with a zigzagging green strand running through them like a current. One of the pointed cones lolls to the side, as though it has lost its battle with the other. Despite their seeming power struggle, the elements of the piece mutually support each other, balancing harmoniously.
  • Artwork Details: 61 x 118 x 63cm
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  • Material description: ebony, oak and paint
  • Credit line: Eva Rothschild, Your Weakness, 2004. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist
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  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC20/2004

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