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Conrad Shawcross Limited Edition Sculpture

This limited edition sculpture by Conrad Shawcross RA relates to his installation The Dappled Light of the Sun, a large-scale immersive work conceived for and exhibited at the Royal Academy’s historic Annenberg Courtyard during the Summer Exhibition 2015.

Entitled Seed, this RA Edition is composed of four equilateral triangles welded together to form a tetrahedron which is the essential building block or cell that the vast installation is composed of.

Produced as an edition of 250, each piece is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 9.5 x 11.5cm
Fabric & material Metal
Edition 250

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

The sculptures of Conrad Shawcross explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. For the 2015 Summer Exhibition’s Annenberg Courtyard installation – The Dappled Light of the Sun – Shawcross created a large-scale, immersive work consisting of five weathered steel, cloud-like forms made from thousands of tetrahedrons that divide and cascade down in scale from the centre out. Shawcross’ choice of the tetrahedron is rooted in his practice of modelling scientific thought and reason into his artwork. The tetrahedron was regarded by the ancient Greek philosophers as the symbol of the atom – the unobtainable but essential unit of all matter that could not be further subdivided.

Care instructions:
Store in a cool dry place. The work must be wrapped in a breathable material. The particular steel that the work is made from is designed to weather, it will continue to change appearance as it reacts to the composition of the surrounding air. This process does not affect its structural integrity and is an intentional outcome of the particular choice of material.

 

The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.​​

Please note: purchases of this Edition are limited to two per purchaser or household, subject to availability. Any purchases which exceed this limit will be treated as void. Should we subsequently discover that any such void purchases have been fulfilled, we reserve all rights against the purchaser, including the right to require return or onward delivery and compensation for any damage or loss.

The sculptures of Conrad Shawcross RA explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. Often inspired by redundant theories and technologies as well as natural forces, his structures remain enigmatic, filled with paradox and wonder. Shawcross has also experimented with ideal geometries and topologies; these constructions are conceived as systems, sometimes modular, sometimes mechanical, which could theoretically be extended infinitely. He often pays tribute to great pioneers and analysts, and considers specific moments or figures from the past. “The Greeks considered the tetrahedron to represent the very essence of matter.”

Conrad Shawcross 2015 Edition of 250.
Each edition is signed and numbered by the artist
Care instructions
Store in a cool dry place. The work must be wrapped in a breathable material. The particular steel that the work is made from is designed to weather, it will continue to change appearance as it reacts to the composition of the surrounding air. This process does not affect its structural integrity and is an intentional outcome of the particular choice of material.