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Ainslie Yule, Bird Sculpture

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Title Bird Sculpture
Collection fineart.ac.uk
Artist Ainslie Yule
Approach A sculptor who works in two dimensions as well as three, Ainslie Yule’s enigmatic and complex sculptures work to contradict expectations. His use of materials, whether lightweight or massive, surprise and baffle our preconceived notions about the nature of what is being shown to us, both in terms of the work and its references.
Nationality Scottish
Description Wooden blocks, riveted together, are combined to create a form which resembles the profile of a bird in flight. At one end of the base of the sculpture, two steps suggest the head and upper body, at the opposite end, four pieces form the tail. A diagonal form projects from the centre of the base, consisting of eight angled pieces forming a serrated edge, suggest the bird's extended wing
Cultural Context Scottish
Location Current Site University of Leeds Art Collections
Measurements Dimensions 667 x 1370 x 254 mm
Material wood
Biography 1941: Born in North Berwick, Scotland
1959-64: Studied at Edinburgh College of Art
1964: Travelling scholarship to New York
1974-75: Gregory Fellow in Sculpture at The University of Leeds
Current: Consultant in School of Fine Art, Kingston University
Institution University of Leeds
Rights Owner Ainslie Yule
Rights Status UK HE use only
Technique wood blocks, stained and riveted together
Work Type sculpture



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