PAT KAUFMAN: Quarry


Quarry, general view
Quarry - two benches Quarry, installation
Quarry, 1997
Portland stone, each 119 x 203 x 53 cms
Commission for Hackney Community College, London
Influenced by classical architectural forms from the Agora in Athens, these sculptural benches were devised to provide an enclosed space and sense of privacy in the campus' only secluded courtyard. The seats were deliberately placed in close proximity with a view to promoting intimacy; they can be leaned against and sat or crouched on, and are surprisingly comfortable to lie on. From a distance, they seem monolithic shapes whose function is at first obscure.                                                                                                  A PACA commission.
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