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Barnaby Ash and Dru Plumb

Ash & Plumb

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Rhythm and flow 2023

Unearthed 2023

'This body of work, in keeping with our general practice, is a continued celebration of ancient visual archetypes through our chosen medium English Oak, referencing specific historical forms generally from in or around the Neolithic period. They have, of course, been translated into our own visual language to create a cohesive and familial aesthetic that celebrates the rich and diverse ancient history of European form. 


We have noticed that variations of these forms seem to almost echo across cultures often being revisited and revised in different locations and timelines throughout history, almost as if these archetypes are something that we are inherently drawn to as human beings, this particular psychological aspect is what inspires our work in large part; the ability to conjure a familiarity of sorts through work that is, at the same time, offering something new and innovative.


Each of these vessels have either been aged through the creation of a dark patina or quite literally blackened and eroded by fire, many of the vessels have natural fissures that have been mended with waxed cotton stitchwork, woven together one stitch at a time.'

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